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Thin Films with Tantalizing Properties

Thin Films with Tantalizing Properties

Printed Electronics World
Dec 30, 2019
Extending Food Shelf Life with Nanomaterials

Extending Food Shelf Life with Nanomaterials

When was the last time you were tempted by luscious cherries at your supermarket or saw that your favourite brand of packaged bread was on sale and you greedily bought too much? You likely had to throw away most of them because they had gone off. What if the shelf lives of such products could be extended? The EU-funded NanoPack has done exactly that. Its nanotechnology-based packaging solution was successfully tested for several food items and the results were demonstrated at a conference.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 27, 2019
Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Nanowalls, nanobridges, nano "jungle gyms": it could seem the description of a Lilliputian village, but these are actual 3D-printed components with tremendous potential applications in nanoelectronics, smart materials and biomedical devices.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 26, 2019
Growing Carbon Nanotubes with the Right Twist

Growing Carbon Nanotubes with the Right Twist

Researchers have achieved the creation of a specific type of carbon nanotubes with a selectivity of 90%, and expanded the current theory that explains the synthesis of these promising nano-cylinders.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 25, 2019
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 24, 2019
Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

In a research result that potentially could expand the market for tiny energy-storage units in medical implantable, injectable and wearable solutions, CEA-Leti has fabricated all-solid, inorganic thin-film batteries that demonstrate better performance than existing devices.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 23, 2019
Combining Quantum Dot "Atoms" to Create New "Molecules"

Combining Quantum Dot "Atoms" to Create New "Molecules"

A nanoscience research team have developed a method that enables quantum dots to join together and form new molecular structures.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 20, 2019
Large, High-Quality Perovskite Films Created at Record Speed

Large, High-Quality Perovskite Films Created at Record Speed

Large perovskite films for solar cells can now be rapidly manufactured. The new approach, which combines the right amounts of volatile and less volatile solvents in a blade-coating process, could be an important step towards the commercialisation of perovskite solar cells.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermal interface materials in power electronics

Thermal interface materials in power electronics

This brief article discusses the use of thermal interface materials (TIM) in power electronics, especially focusing on power electronics in electric vehicles. Herein, we first discuss why TIM are used in power devices.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 19, 2019
AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

Artificial Intelligence may be just the thing to accelerate spray-on solar cell technology, which could revolutionize how consumers use energy.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 19, 2019
Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Central to any circular economy is polymer recycling. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and technological barriers; however, there are a number of companies whose innovations are changing the face of polymer recycling. From IDTechEx's latest report, "Green Technology and Polymer Recycling: Market Analysis 2020-2030" by Dr Bryony Core, here is a rundown of some of these key companies.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 18, 2019
Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

TSCs are emerging devices that combine the advantages of visible transparency and light-to-electricity conversion. One of the valuable prospective applications of such devices is their integration into buildings, vehicles, or portable electronics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Graphene at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2019

Graphene at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2019

This article shows the graphene highlights from the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019. There were two full days of conference track as well as relevant presentation in parallel sessions related to energy storage, and sensors. In addition, there was a graphene pavilion with many key exhibitors.
External Company Press Release
Duratech Announces First Commercial Production of In-Mold Electronics

Duratech Announces First Commercial Production of In-Mold Electronics

DuraTech Industries Inc is announcing its first commercial production of in-mold electronics (IME). IME combines all of the benefits of in-mold decorating with printed, conductive inks, creating a unique solution to user experiences.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 17, 2019
Flexible Integrated Circuits Thinner Than a Human Hair

Flexible Integrated Circuits Thinner Than a Human Hair

PragmatIC CEO Scott White talks about the rapid commercial ramp-up of its award-winning RFID product range, as well as the recently launched FlexIC Foundry offering that allows fab-less design of silicon-free chips.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 17, 2019
Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 16, 2019
Competition is Heating Up in Thermal Interface Applications

Competition is Heating Up in Thermal Interface Applications

Thermal interface materials (TIM) play a crucial role in numerous sectors, from lithium-ion batteries to 5G base stations, LEDs, consumer electronics and more. Heat dissipation is often on the of the limiting factors as many industries look to increase power and reduce the size.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 16, 2019
How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

With the launch of wearable devices and smartphones that require high capacity of electricity such as foldable phones and 5G phones, the interest in batteries are increasing and various battery types are developed. For example, flexible batteries embedded in the mobile watch band or wireless power sharing batteries that have developed from wireless charging.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2019
Punching Holes in Opaque Solar Cells Turns Them Transparent

Punching Holes in Opaque Solar Cells Turns Them Transparent

Researchers have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent. Existing transparent solar cells tend to have a reddish hue and lower efficiency, but by punching holes that are around 100 μm in diameter (comparable in size to a human hair) on crystalline silicon wafers, it allows light through without coloring.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2019
Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

The special feature of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT is that conductive yarns can be incorporated directly into the textile during the warp knitting process, and they can be positioned in any location and in any design. Functional elements, such as sensors, conductors and coils, can be placed exactly where they are needed. No additional production sequences are needed whatsoever, and the textile characteristics are fully retained.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 30, 2019
Extending Food Shelf Life with Nanomaterials

Extending Food Shelf Life with Nanomaterials

When was the last time you were tempted by luscious cherries at your supermarket or saw that your favourite brand of packaged bread was on sale and you greedily bought too much? You likely had to throw away most of them because they had gone off. What if the shelf lives of such products could be extended? The EU-funded NanoPack has done exactly that. Its nanotechnology-based packaging solution was successfully tested for several food items and the results were demonstrated at a conference.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 26, 2019
Growing Carbon Nanotubes with the Right Twist

Growing Carbon Nanotubes with the Right Twist

Researchers have achieved the creation of a specific type of carbon nanotubes with a selectivity of 90%, and expanded the current theory that explains the synthesis of these promising nano-cylinders.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 24, 2019
Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

Improved Inorganic Thin Film Batteries

In a research result that potentially could expand the market for tiny energy-storage units in medical implantable, injectable and wearable solutions, CEA-Leti has fabricated all-solid, inorganic thin-film batteries that demonstrate better performance than existing devices.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 20, 2019
Large, High-Quality Perovskite Films Created at Record Speed

Large, High-Quality Perovskite Films Created at Record Speed

Large perovskite films for solar cells can now be rapidly manufactured. The new approach, which combines the right amounts of volatile and less volatile solvents in a blade-coating process, could be an important step towards the commercialisation of perovskite solar cells.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 19, 2019
AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

AI May Help Scientists Make Spray-on Solar Cells

Artificial Intelligence may be just the thing to accelerate spray-on solar cell technology, which could revolutionize how consumers use energy.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 18, 2019
Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

TSCs are emerging devices that combine the advantages of visible transparency and light-to-electricity conversion. One of the valuable prospective applications of such devices is their integration into buildings, vehicles, or portable electronics.
External Company Press Release
Duratech Announces First Commercial Production of In-Mold Electronics

Duratech Announces First Commercial Production of In-Mold Electronics

DuraTech Industries Inc is announcing its first commercial production of in-mold electronics (IME). IME combines all of the benefits of in-mold decorating with printed, conductive inks, creating a unique solution to user experiences.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 17, 2019
Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 16, 2019
How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

With the launch of wearable devices and smartphones that require high capacity of electricity such as foldable phones and 5G phones, the interest in batteries are increasing and various battery types are developed. For example, flexible batteries embedded in the mobile watch band or wireless power sharing batteries that have developed from wireless charging.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2019
Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

The special feature of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT is that conductive yarns can be incorporated directly into the textile during the warp knitting process, and they can be positioned in any location and in any design. Functional elements, such as sensors, conductors and coils, can be placed exactly where they are needed. No additional production sequences are needed whatsoever, and the textile characteristics are fully retained.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 27, 2019
Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Nanowalls, nanobridges, nano "jungle gyms": it could seem the description of a Lilliputian village, but these are actual 3D-printed components with tremendous potential applications in nanoelectronics, smart materials and biomedical devices.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 25, 2019
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface

Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 23, 2019
Combining Quantum Dot "Atoms" to Create New "Molecules"

Combining Quantum Dot "Atoms" to Create New "Molecules"

A nanoscience research team have developed a method that enables quantum dots to join together and form new molecular structures.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Thermal interface materials in power electronics

Thermal interface materials in power electronics

This brief article discusses the use of thermal interface materials (TIM) in power electronics, especially focusing on power electronics in electric vehicles. Herein, we first discuss why TIM are used in power devices.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 19, 2019
Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Companies Changing the Face of Polymer Recycling

Central to any circular economy is polymer recycling. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and technological barriers; however, there are a number of companies whose innovations are changing the face of polymer recycling. From IDTechEx's latest report, "Green Technology and Polymer Recycling: Market Analysis 2020-2030" by Dr Bryony Core, here is a rundown of some of these key companies.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Graphene at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2019

Graphene at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2019

This article shows the graphene highlights from the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019. There were two full days of conference track as well as relevant presentation in parallel sessions related to energy storage, and sensors. In addition, there was a graphene pavilion with many key exhibitors.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 17, 2019
Flexible Integrated Circuits Thinner Than a Human Hair

Flexible Integrated Circuits Thinner Than a Human Hair

PragmatIC CEO Scott White talks about the rapid commercial ramp-up of its award-winning RFID product range, as well as the recently launched FlexIC Foundry offering that allows fab-less design of silicon-free chips.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 16, 2019
Competition is Heating Up in Thermal Interface Applications

Competition is Heating Up in Thermal Interface Applications

Thermal interface materials (TIM) play a crucial role in numerous sectors, from lithium-ion batteries to 5G base stations, LEDs, consumer electronics and more. Heat dissipation is often on the of the limiting factors as many industries look to increase power and reduce the size.
Printed Electronics World
Dec 13, 2019
Punching Holes in Opaque Solar Cells Turns Them Transparent

Punching Holes in Opaque Solar Cells Turns Them Transparent

Researchers have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent. Existing transparent solar cells tend to have a reddish hue and lower efficiency, but by punching holes that are around 100 μm in diameter (comparable in size to a human hair) on crystalline silicon wafers, it allows light through without coloring.
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