To create modern wearable electronics, a new generation of element base with special properties is required. Scientists at the University of Twente (Netherlands) have developed flexiramix ceramic material, which has the lightness and flexibility of polymers, along with the high temperature resistance of traditional ceramics.
To do this, the usual ceramic material had to be converted into nanofibers, which were then subjected to thermal tests for a day at a temperature of 1200 degrees.
A dielectric capable of withstanding a voltage of 8 to 12 megavolts per meter is used as a flexiramix substrate. The mechanical strength of the material is also very high. It is designed for over 2000 45-degree bends to either side. In addition, Flexiramix is extremely light - from 0.06 to 0.09 g / cc. cm.
The flexiramix project was additionally funded through grants that will help promote it on the market for new materials. Gerard Cadafalk, CEO of Eurekite, a company promoting the new material, assessed the result of the research:
"I want to inspire people to create new ideas and products that could not have existed before."