1 May 2013 Last updated at 10:03 ET
US engineers have developed a way to embed radio frequency identification chips on to paper that they say is quicker, cheaper and offers wider applications than current methods.
The technique could be used to prevent fraud as well as provide a new meaning to the term ‘paper trail’.
The process uses lasers to transfer and assemble the chips on paper.
Such smart paper could be used for banknotes, legal documents, tickets and smart labels, the team said.
The findings are due to be presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers conference on RFID in Orlando, Florida.
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