The Iowa State University Research Foundation is working to patent the technology and has optioned it to an Ames-based startup, NanoSpy Inc., for possible commercialization. NanoSpy, located at the Iowa State University Research Park, is developing sensors to detect salmonella and other pathogens in food processing plants. Claussen and Stromberg are part of the company.
The printing, processing and tuning is turning out to be very useful, Stromberg said。 After all, "electronics are being incorporated into everything。"
More information: Suprem R. Das et al, Superhydrophobic inkjet printed flexible graphene circuits via direct-pulsed laser writing, Nanoscale (2017).