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Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Aug 22, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
Improving understanding of the quantum world with quantum dots

Improving understanding of the quantum world with quantum dots

Aug 7, 2017 Netherlands
Quantum behaviour plays a crucial role in novel and emergent material properties, such as superconductivity and magnetism. Unfortunately, it is still impossible to calculate the underlying quantum behaviour, let alone fully understand it.
New smart clothing technology

New smart clothing technology

Jul 28, 2017 United States
Available as a suite of premium and high-performing stretchable electronic inks and flexible substrates, Intexar is seamlessly embedded directly onto fabric using standard apparel manufacturing processes to create thin, form-fitting circuits.
Dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology

Dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology

Jul 18, 2017
When it comes to efficiency, sometimes it helps to look to Mother Nature for advice - even in technology as advanced as printable, flexible electronics.
Diversification becomes essential for the aerogel industry

Diversification becomes essential for the aerogel industry

Jun 22, 2017 Worldwide
The 21st-century commercialisation of the aerogel industry has been extensively discussed, but despite the excitement and huge potential, it is still a long way from plain sailing for the manufacturers.
Super strong stretchy silver

Super strong stretchy silver

Jun 21, 2017 United States
Try bending your iPhone in half. Or roll up your tablet like a scroll. Or wrap a touchscreen TV around a pole. Didn't work out so well, did it? That's because the ceramic material used to make many of today's touchscreens has only two of three needed qualities: it's conductive, it's transparent—but it's not flexible.
Novel copper nanoparticles that are resistant to oxidation

Novel copper nanoparticles that are resistant to oxidation

Jun 7, 2017 Israel
Novel copper nanoparticles that are resistant to oxidation and fuse into a conductive line after sintering process at temperatures lower than 160 degrees Celsius.
Conductive inks: major innovation themes and trends

Conductive inks: major innovation themes and trends

May 30, 2017 Worldwide
An often overlooked fact about the conductive industry is that it has seen significant innovation over the past decade. Indeed, the industry has a long history of developing new materials and formulations in response to changing market needs and new applications.
Webinar Tuesday 30 May - Transparent conductive films (TCFs)

Webinar Tuesday 30 May - Transparent conductive films (TCFs)

May 17, 2017 4 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 30 May 2017 titled "Transparent conductive films (TCFs): Emerging Technology and Market Frontiers"
Semiconductors as decal stickers

Semiconductors as decal stickers

May 15, 2017 Germany
Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.
Thin transparent film could improve electronics and solar cells

Thin transparent film could improve electronics and solar cells

May 12, 2017 United States
A new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller, faster, and more powerful electronics, as well as more efficient solar cells.