Fusible and printable elastomer sensors for e-textiles
Integrating sensoric functions into textiles or elastomers is way more difficult than equipping machines because it requires movable or extensible sensors.
Ynvisible and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft sign electrochromic agreement
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - Europe's largest institution for applied research - and Ynvisible sign a MoU in the field of electrochromic inks and devices.
Scalable Perovskite Technology
Novel color sensors are less expensive to manufacture
In the FOWINA project, researchers have developed novel color sensors with a special microlens arrangement. The sensors can be realized directly on the chip and combine multiple functions in a minimum of space.
Under the direction of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, an in-house Fraunhofer project for development of biodegradable electronics was begun last year.
Smart shading system
A new smart shading system consisting of electrochromic elements - developed in the current EU project EELICON - can be retrofitted, for example, to car windows.
Wearable Technology: Smart printed sensors monitor movement sequences
A novel transparent sensor material developed by Fraunhofer ISC enables movement measuring sensors to be printed onto textiles.
Seven patents to develop cheaper lighting and flexible solar cells
n November 2012, the TREASORES project (Transparent Electrodes for Large Area Large Scale Production of Organic Optoelectronic Devices) started with the aim of developing technologies to dramatically reduce the production costs of organic electronic devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels.
Printed sensors: the key trends of 2015
As part of our coverage of printed electronics, IDTechEx has been following the development of printed and flexible sensors. In this article we look back at the most important trends of 2015.
Fraunhofer ISC presents new textile-integrated sensors, IDTechEX 2015
Fraunhofer ISC, the leading European organization for applied research, will present its competence in wearable and flexible technology for medical devices and technical textiles at the IDTechEx Show! that takes place in Santa Clara from 18-19 November.
Fraunhofer ISC enables wearable technology for medical devices
Fraunhofer ISC presents its competence in wearable and flexible technology for medical devices and technical textiles at the IDTechEX Show!, Santa Clara (USA) from 18th to 19th November 2015.
Innovative materials for future products
The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC will present multifunctional materials for new applications and novel products at the IDTechEx trade show in Berlin on 28 and 29 April.
Flexible films for photovoltaics
Displays that can be rolled up and flexible solar cells - both are potential future markets. Barrier layers that protect thin-film solar cells from oxygen and water vapor and thus increase their useful life are an essential component.
The cellphone is switched off but immediately springs into action at the point of a finger. It is not necessary to touch the display. This touchless control is made possible by a polymer sensor affixed to the cellphone which, like human skin, reacts to the tiniest fluctuations in temperature and differences in pressure and recognizes the finger as it approaches.
The truly integrated circuit is printed and flexible
For 40 years, so called integrated circuits have integrated little more than transistors, diodes and sensors onto one piece of material but now there are much more integrated circuits arriving where most electrical and electronic components are co-deposited on flexible substrates. Those flexible substrates are key, because this new electronics will be affordable and desirable on everything from apparel to human skin and electrical and consumer packaged goods, where surfaces are only rarely flat.
Printing large batteries
170 years ago, Faraday appreciated the different electrical properties of nano gold over bulk metal in electrical devices, so applying nanotechnology to these things is scarcely new. However, the huge sums now being applied to improvement of lithium traction batteries in particular are now leading to work on a much larger scale and thin film technology, nanotechnology and printing are in increasingly important part of this.
Lithium vehicle traction batteries and harvesting
The conference of about 40 people "Lithium Battery Technology and System Development" in London 9 March 2010 was concerned with "breaking barriers for electric vehicles".