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2017
7 Dec

Clear leads to fully transparent devices

Large-area, two-dimensional semiconductors wired through transparent oxide conductors produce high-performance see-through electronics.
24 Nov

Off Grid Electric Vehicle Charging: Zero Emission 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
17 Nov

Electricity Generation by Urban Infrastructure: Zero Emission 2018-2050

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Xiaoxi He and Mr Franco Gonzalez
6 Nov

Flexible batteries for smart dental aids

Smart 3D-printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth.
12 Oct

Thermoelectric developments continue

Despite a speed up of electrification which is bad news for thermoelectric based waste heat recovery in internal combustion engines, not all has been bad for this energy harvesting technology.
22 Sep

A simple additive to improve film quality

Thin films for use in solar cells are more effective when simple chemicals called glycol ethers are added to the film-forming mix.
5 May

Electrically Active Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Mr Franco Gonzalez and Dr Peter Harrop
24 Feb

E-Textiles 2017-2027: Technologies, Markets, Players

IDTechEx Report: Mr James Hayward
22 Feb

QD Solar secures Series A Financing from an international consortium

QD Solar has announced the closing of Series A funding led by DSM Venturing with participation from existing investors, KAUST Innovation Fund and MaRS Innovation.
2016
27 Sep

A good idea bubbles to the surface

Single thin-film crystals are required to utilize promising hybrid organic/inorganic perovskite materials to develop solar cells. Researchers have now shown how imploding bubbles in a solution can grow single crystals of the preferred orientation for manufacturing thin films.
8 Apr

Catching more of the sun

Combining quantum dots and organic molecules can enable solar cells to capture more of the sun's light.
24 Feb

Paper skin sensors for environmental monitoring

A paper-based sensor that mimics the sensory functions of human skin has been developed for the first time from low-cost and commonly available household materials.
2015
26 Oct

Blackest material ever made sets new record

The perfect black body exists only in textbooks, absorbing as it does, theoretically, all energy hitting its surface and then subsequently emitting that energy without loss.
19 Oct

Stretchable far-field communication antenna for wearables

Due to the complex structuring, asymmetric surface of human body and atypical motion such as stretching in elbow, finger joints, wrist, knee, ankle, etc. electronics integrated to body need to be physically flexible, conforming and stretchable.
29 Apr

Emerging PV Technologies in Maturing Markets: Entry Conditions for Sustainability

Dr Marc Vermeersch, MD, Solar & PV Engineering Research Center
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Saudi Arabia
4 Feb

New family of light-converting materials

Engineers are shining new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.
2014
11 Dec

Remarkable flexibility with silicon-based electronic devices

Use of industry-compatible processes to demonstrate the most advanced transistor architecture on a flexible platform, with transistor obtaining a bending radius of 0.5 mm.
27 Oct

Smart sensors for better and safer living

Researchers claim a new system of mobile, floatable sensing, called Lagrangian sensing, is very promising for large scale sensing, or on-demand sensing, as it requires minimal infrastructure.
26 Apr

Quantum Materials Corporation (QTMM)

Quantum Materials Corp is using two proprietary disruptive technologies (1) a novel QD synthesis method licensed from Rice University, and (2) industrial scale production of QD using advanced flow chemistry microreactor technology to produce tetrapod quantum dots. QMC's strategy is to use its strengths in quantum dot synthesis and mass production, along with quantum dot printing abilities in creating new product paradigms in industrial and commercial applications.
7 Apr

Tiny power generator runs on spit

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers.
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