Photos: Bringing nature's complexity to electronics

Pop-up structures

US researchers have developed a technique for generating 3D circuits that could underpin new medical implants, solar cells and other electronics.

The team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign devised a process for transforming 2D micro- and nano-structures into 3D, using concepts they described as similar to those used to create children's 3D pop-up books.

Image: University of Illinois

By Nick Heath

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