The editorial from August 13 of the journal Nature Electronics highlights NOVA University Lisbon due to the paper transistor.
The English journal, dedicated to the area of research in electronics and engineering, highlights the experimental test of the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), in which the paper transistor was elected as an innovative piece. The IPhO took place for the first time in Portugal in the week of 21 to 29 July and had the participation of more than 400 students from 90 countries of the five continents.
The more than one thousand paper transistors and respective paper circuits were also designed, produced, tested and validated before the tests, in the microelectronics and printed electronics laboratories of CENIMAT|i3N of the NOVA School of Science and Technology and CEMOP/UNINOVA, based on the pioneering work that the group led by Professor Rodrigo Martins and the Vice-Rector of NOVA, Professor Elvira Fortunato, have had in the area of electronic paper.
In terms of applications, low-cost electronics, such as smart packaging, rapid diagnostic tests, smart tags for identification and tracking, security and document location, among others, are noteworthy.