• The ―Nokia Morph” is a theoretical future device
based on NANOTECHNOLOGY that might
enable future communication devices.
• Morph also demonstrates how future mobile
devices might be stretchable, flexible, transparent
and self cleaning.
Points to be discussed
What is Morph..?
History of morph
The concept phone
Features of Morph
Specifications of Morph
What is Morph?
• Morph is a concept that
demonstrates how future mobile
devices might be stretchable and
flexible, allowing the user to
transform their mobile device
into radically different shapes.
• It demonstrates the ultimate
nanotechnology might be
capable of delivering.
• The concept of NOKIA MORPH has been introduced to
the global world at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as
part of the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition.
• The concept emerged through collaboration between Nokia
Research Center and Cambridge University Nanoscience
Center in the UK.
Nokia Research Center
The concept phone
• Morph isn’t a product you can
buy tomorrow, but it isn’t
science fiction either.
• Collective vision for the mobile
device of the future—a vision
that is driving Nokia’s research
efforts in nanoscience and
• Showcases some revolutionary
leaps being explored by Nokia
Research Center (NRC) in
collaboration with the
Cambridge Nanoscience Centre
NANOTECHNOLOGY means ―The
science, engineering and technology
related to the understanding and
control of matter at the length scale of
approximately 1 to 100 nanometers‖.
control of physical properties of
nanostructures and devices with
single molecule precision.
VARIOUS NANOTECHNOLOGIES USED
• Molecular Nanotechnology (MNT)
• Advanced Power Sources
Solar Cell Research
• ZnO Nanowires
• Nanowire Lithography(NWL) on silicon
• Morph can sense its surrounding .
• Empower users to examine the environment around them in completely
new ways, from analyzing air pollution, to gaining insight into biochemical traces and processes
• Nanoscale sensors with improved resolution and the stability forms the
• In order to improve sensor and signal processing characteristics Nokia
introduced NanoWire Lithography (NWL) process that fabricates a large
area and self aligned 3D architectures.
• It has Nanocomponents having an immense surface area–to-volume ratio,
allowing plenty of space for chemical reactions that enable robust
chemical and biochemical sensing
• Our ability to tune into our environment in these ways can help us make
key decisions that guide our daily actions and ultimately can enhance our
• Nanowire grass harvests solar energy that charges up the device.
• At the same time new high energy density storage materials allow
batteries to become smaller and thinner, while also quicker to recharge
and able to endure more charging cycles.
•NOKIA developed a full solid state flexible DYE SENSITIZED
SOLAR CELL (DSSC) using ZnO Nanostructures which act as
photovoltaic for this purpose.
• The surface of Morph is
• Naturally repel water, dirt, and even
• Nanostructured surfaces, such
as―Nanoflowers‖ are used for this
• Based on the ―LOTUS EFFECT‖ in
which Microscopic bumps on a lotus
leaf transform its waxy surface into
an extremely water repellent, or
Strechable and Flexible
•The nanoscale structure of the electronics enables stretching.
•Nokia are developing thin film electronic circuits and
architecture supported on elastomeric substrates which are
robust enough to allow multi directional stretching.
•A nanoscale mesh of fibers similar to spider silk controls the stretching
when device is folded.
•Fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that
reinforces thin elastic structures.
• The whole electronic circuit inside NOKIA morph is
• Nanoscale electronics becomes invisible to the human
• Touch sensitive and
responsive [haptic] surface
of NOKIA morph is
provided by large area
sensing surfaces using
• ―ZnO‖ nanowires are used to
produce the piezoelectric
• Buttons on the device
surface are real 3D forms.
• Can be used as a wrist watch or band
Network Configuration: 2G
2G Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Display: Touch Screen
Dimensions: 110x49x19 mm
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.0
Accessories: Charger, Hands free, USB Cable
Other Features: Camera, FM radio, mp3 Player,
• Utilization of biodegradable materials might make
production and recycling of devices easier and
• Low Power cost due to built-in solar absorption that
might charge the device making batteries smaller,
longer lasting and faster to charge and hence making
the phone less bulky
• Helps to learn more about the environment around us,
empowering us to make better choices
• Stretchable and flexible electronics.
• Transparent electronics.
• Self-cleaning surfaces
• Due to the granular structure, nano particles can go
unnoticed on a person’s hand, but the risk of inhaling
this could be very dangerous. This can duly be a cause
• Lack of a reliable power source: Nokia is still searching
new battery materials to power the Morph. This is a
significant technical drawback that Nokia has to
overcome before launching this concept.
• Conventional dsscs provides instability related to
solvent Leakage and evaporation.