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Atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

Atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

Sep 25, 2017 United States
Over the past half-century, scientists have shaved silicon films down to just a wisp of atoms in pursuit of smaller, faster electronics. For the next set of breakthroughs, though, they'll need novel ways to build even tinier and more powerful devices.
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A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

A report from the Battery Show North America 2017

Sep 22, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
This year the Battery Show North America had a record 7500 visitors joined, and 500 exhibitors, including IDTechEx, were present on the exhibition floor. Lorenzo Grande reports on his experience at the show.
Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Sep 22, 2017
Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering.
A simple additive to improve film quality

A simple additive to improve film quality

Sep 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia
Thin films for use in solar cells are more effective when simple chemicals called glycol ethers are added to the film-forming mix.
A solar cell you can put in the wash

A solar cell you can put in the wash

Sep 21, 2017 Japan
Scientists have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.
Webinar Tuesday 3 October - RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities

Webinar Tuesday 3 October - RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities

Sep 20, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 3 October 2017 titled RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities and Outlook.
3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

Sep 20, 2017 Finland
Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes.
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Murata View of Supercapacitors

Murata View of Supercapacitors

Sep 19, 2017 Worldwide
This article covers IDTechEx's annual visit to Murata in Kyoto.
Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Sep 19, 2017
Cast your mind back a few years and you will find a conductive ink business that appeared very mature and slow moving. Then everything began to change...
Solar cells can be healed with light

Solar cells can be healed with light

Sep 19, 2017 United Kingdom
Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry - can be "healed" by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity.
Solar powered e-paper panel display at San Diego airport

Solar powered e-paper panel display at San Diego airport

Sep 19, 2017 United States
Computer controls allow the e-paper panels to act as individual pixels that collectively display more than 15 unique, artist-designed animations.
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Ioxus View of the Supercapacitor Business

Ioxus View of the Supercapacitor Business

Sep 18, 2017 Worldwide
This article covers IDTechEx's recent interview with members of Ioxus staff.
Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Sep 18, 2017 United States
As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.