JP Buntinx: Flat Transistors Provide Every Object With Internet of Things Capabilities

New and exciting technology is just within our grasp, by the look of things. Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have come up with an intriguing idea to create transistors made of 2D nanomaterials. While that may not sound exciting, these transistors could be used to provide an internet connection to any object in our daily lives, ranging from newspapers to mirrors and everything in between.

To put this news into perspective, we must first explain what the scientists managed to achieve. It is now possible to create utterly flat electronics that can be printed in next to no cost. As electronics become smaller and flatter, they can be integrated into different materials more easily. For example, such a transistor could be embedded in clothing, newspapers, or even a carton of milk.