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Flexible, organic and biodegradable - a new wave of electronics

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 01:00
A new semiconductor is as flexible as skin and easily degradable. It could have diverse medical and environmental applications, without adding to the mounting pile of global electronic waste.

Nano-notch sends self-assembling polymers into a spiral

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Template modification could speed up the fabrication of sensing substrates and other novel structures.

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Engineers use ice-templating to control electrolyte structure in lithium batteries; solid-state is non-flammable, non-toxic and flexible with longer battery life.

Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
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.

Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
By means of a new screening process, it is now possible to identify more quickly lead structures with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.

Graphene 'copy machine' may produce cheap semiconductor wafers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Engineers use graphene as a 'copy machine' to produce cheaper semiconductor wafers.

NANOLEAP open call

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Get free access to the NANOLEAP Network of Pilot Lines for a 6 month research project on nanocomposites.

New perovskite ink opens window for quality solar cells

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
A new perovskite ink with a long processing window allows the scalable production of perovskite thin films for high-efficiency solar cells.

Better living through pressure: functional nanomaterials made easy (w/video)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:00
Using pressure instead of chemicals, a team has fabricated nanoparticles into nanowire-array structures similar to those that underlie the surfaces of touch-screens for sensors, computers, phones and TVs.

Low haze structures for transparent flexible electrodes by electrospinning processes

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 05:00
Electrospinning is a technique that produces ultra-fine fibers that are up to 100 times thinner than a human hair. These fibers are collected on glass or on foils in an unstructured, wide mesh net. When conductive materials are spun, flexible conductive transparent electrodes could be produced.

Silver circuits on foil allow curved touchscreens

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 04:00
Until now, different conductive paths had to be manufactured in several steps in time-consuming processes. With photochemical metallization this is now possible in one single step on flexible substrates.

Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 04:00
Researchers have developed a new way to create some of the world?s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment.

New nanocoating for space tech applications

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 02:00
Experimental physicists have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and can screen magnetic fields.

Printed transistors consisting entirely of 2-D nanomaterials

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 02:00
Leading innovation could transform everyday products (like your milk carton) into intelligent smart devices.

Researchers Use Flash Light Interactions to Improve Silver Nanowires for Flexible Transparent Conducting Electrodes

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 22:00
Flexible transparent conducting electrodes (FTCEs) are an essential element of flexible optoelectronics for next-generation wearable displays, augmented reality (AR), and the Internet of Things...

Engineers develop novel lens for super-resolution imaging

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 22:00
Discovery breaks resolution limitations in microscopy; Potential applications in high precision failure inspection and biological research.

Carbon nanotubes self-assemble into tiny transistors

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 22:00
Researchers have developed a method to select semiconducting nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes.

A better understanding of nanomaterials

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 22:00
In the past six years, the project 'Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials' intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact on humans and on the environment.

Flash Nano: No compromise – hexagonal boron nitride production scales up

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 19:00
Large quantities of high-quality 2D hexagonal boron nitride can be produced by diffusion and segregation of chemical vapour deposits.