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Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and their international colleagues have developed a method to create micro-LEDs that can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces. The technology aims to fill a demand for bendable, wearable electronics.
“The biggest benefit of this research is that we have created a detachable LED that can be attached to almost anything,” said Moon Kim, the Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, at UT Dallas and an author of the study. “You can transfer it onto your clothing or even rubber — that was the main idea. It can survive even if you wrinkle it. If you cut it, you can use half of the LED.”