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Go on, bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm

  • A high heel shoe is pushed into a new flexible transistor developed by researchers from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). A paper on the transistor was published in Nano Letters.

  • This closeup shows a new flexible transistor developed by researchers from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). A paper on the transistor was published in Nano Letters.

  • A new flexible transistor developed by researchers from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is seen in this promo image. A paper on the transistor was published in Nano Letters.

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