Scientists develop nylon to build transparent electronic devices

Scientists at MPI-P in collaboration with researchers from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and Lodz University of Technology have produced a very thin nylon film that can be used in building transparent electronic devices. They were able to realise thin nylon films that are typically only a few 100 nanometers thick, several 100 times thinner than a human hair. Nylons, a family of synthetic polymers, were first introduced in the 1920s for women’s stockings and are nowadays among the most widely used synthetic fibers in textiles.