17 Feb 2023
Low-Loss Materials for 6G: Current Status and Future Direction
The next generation of telecoms technologies, 5G, is not fully deployed yet; in fact, the exciting high-frequency bands of mmWave 5G are not set to take off for another several years, according to IDTechEx forecasts.
12 Dec 2022
This profile explores Fraunhofer's LLZO and EMBATT technology.
11 Aug 2022
High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function
Patients with severe respiratory or lung diseases require intensive treatment and their lung function needs to be monitored on a continuous basis. Researchers have developed a technology whereby noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors. The signals are then converted and displayed visually using software. In this way, patients outside of intensive care units can still be monitored continuously. The technology increases the options for diagnosis and improves the patient's quality of life.
19 Jul 2021
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (Fraunhofer IKTS) conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics, including additive manufacturing of ceramics. IDTechEx spoke with Dr. Tassilo Moritz, Group Manager for Shaping and Additive Manufacturing, and Dr. Uwe Scheithauer, specialist in Multi-Material Jetting.
10 Jun 2021
Ceramics and Graphene Open Up New Possibilities for Bone-Like Material
Graphene Flagship Partnering Project CERANEA develops graphene-filled ceramic sandwiches that deliver materials with enhanced properties and functionalities.
27 May 2021
Lithoz GmbH is an Austrian-based company manufacturing and selling ceramics 3D printers and materials using their Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) technology. IDTechEx spoke with Isabel Potestio, Business Development & Sales Manager at Lithoz GmbH.
5 Mar 2021
Roll-to-Roll Continuous Inkjet Printed Electronics Demonstrated
PV Nano Cell Ltd announced that its Sicrys conductive ink was successfully used in Roll-to-Roll (R2R) continues inkjet printing of electronics as part of the DigiMan project.
7 Aug 2019
Photovoltaic power from textiles
Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight. With the help of new textile-based solar cells semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
29 Nov 2018
Industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology
Better batteries for a greater range of electric vehicles - this is the goal of the "EMBATT-goes-FAB" project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. For that reason, the four project partners thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, IAV GmbH, Daimler AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS are developing bipolar batteries and processes for their fabrication.
17 May 2018
Update from IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018
14 Jun 2017
Fraunhofer IKTS, through the EMBATT project, is working on bipolar stacks of Li-ion batteries that enable an energy density of 450 Wh/L at systems level. The project was lauded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel
5 May 2017
1000 km range thanks to a new battery concept
You cannot get far today with electric cars. One reason is that the batteries require a lot of space. Scientists are stacking large cells on top of one another. This provides vehicles with more power. Initial tests in the laboratory have been positive. In the medium term, the project partners are striving to achieve a range of 1000 kilometers for electric vehicles.
27 Oct 2015
Innovative redox-flow battery based on organic polymers and water
Sun and wind are important sources of renewable energy, but they suffer from natural fluctuations: In stormy weather or bright sunshine electricity produced exceeds demand, whereas clouds or a lull in the wind inevitably cause a power shortage.
7 Jan 2015
Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance
Background on contract research into industrial applications of additive manufacturing undertaken by the 13 institutes in the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance.