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Nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Apr 27, 2017 United States
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers have synthesized thin carbon nanotube textiles, that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
In mold electronics: the next frontier for transparent conductive film

In mold electronics: the next frontier for transparent conductive film

Apr 26, 2017 Worldwide
In Mold Electronics is making a commercial comeback. The behind-the-scenes interest in IME remains robust. The first wave of products are close to market launch, the value networks are being enhanced, volume manufacturers are more engaged than ever, and the material set is transitioning beyond conductive inks to include transparent conductive films, sensors, actuators, and so on. Overall, we expect 2017/18 to the years when IME applications finally grow after years of on and off starts.
A new method developed for measuring carbon nanotubes

A new method developed for measuring carbon nanotubes

Apr 24, 2017 Finland
Researchers have developed a new method for measuring the number of single walled carbon nanotubes and their concentration in a carbon nanotube layer.
Platelets instead of quantum dots

Platelets instead of quantum dots

Apr 12, 2017 Switzerland
A team of researchers has developed a model to clarify the general mechanism of nanoplatelet formation. Using pyrite, they also managed to confirm their theory.
C3Nano closes $15 million series D equity financing

C3Nano closes $15 million series D equity financing

Apr 6, 2017 United States
C3Nano Inc announced that it has closed $15 million in equity financing.
Nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene

Nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene

Apr 3, 2017 22 United States
A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material from achieving its full potential in electronic applications.
Graphene innovations for economic growth

Graphene innovations for economic growth

Mar 30, 2017 Malaysia
IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets.
Conductive inks: China to the rescue, again?

Conductive inks: China to the rescue, again?

Mar 27, 2017
China has already once completely transformed the photovoltaic (PV) industry and maybe about to do so again.
Lab-on-a-glove could bring nerve-agent detection to your fingertips

Lab-on-a-glove could bring nerve-agent detection to your fingertips

Mar 27, 2017 United States
The new wearable, flexible glove biosensor carries out the sampling and electrochemical biosensing steps on different fingers, with the thumb finger used for collecting the nerve-agent residues and an enzyme immobilized on the index finger.
Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as an alternative to graphene

Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as an alternative to graphene

Mar 17, 2017 Germany
Researchers produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
First shipment of large quantities of graphene quantum dots

First shipment of large quantities of graphene quantum dots

Mar 16, 2017 1 Australia, United States
Dotz Nano, a company that capitalizes on the technological innovation in the Advanced Materials industry, announces the world's largest shipment of Graphene Quantum Dots for commercial use.