Faraday Film

This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials.

This remarkable clear material, which has the thickness and feel of a sheet of acetate, is coated on one side with an invisible film of metal just a few atoms thick. This conducts sufficiently to pass current in circuits powering components such as LEDs or buzzers. It is possible to build transparent circuits or, for example, make virtually invisible ‘wires’ for alarm sensors on windows.

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