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Three-dimensional printed electronics

Can three-dimensional printing enable the mass customization of electronic devices? A study that exploits this method to create light-emitting diodes based on 'quantum dots' provides a step towards this goal.

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Figure 1: Fully 3D-printed quantum-dot-based light-emitting diodes (QD-LEDs).


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J.A.L. is the founder and key shareholder of Voxel8 Inc., a start-up company that spun out of her lab at Harvard University in 2014. This company is commercializing new materials and 3D-printing platforms for desktop electronics prototyping. B.Y.A. has no competing financial interests.

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Lewis, J., Ahn, B. Three-dimensional printed electronics. Nature 518, 42–43 (2015).

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