Leiden University

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Amolf & Leiden Institute of Physics FOM Institute AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) located in Science Park Amsterdam. LION is the physics department of the university of Leiden.
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2022
18 May 2022

3D Printed Shape Memory Alloy with Superior Superelasticity

Laser powder bed fusion, a 3D-printing technique, offers potential in the manufacturing industry, particularly when fabricating nickel-titanium shape memory alloys with complex geometries. Although this manufacturing technique is attractive for applications in the biomedical and aerospace fields, it has rarely showcased the superelasticity required for specific applications using nickel-titanium shape memory alloys.
22 Apr 2022

Researchers Take Step Toward Developing 'Electric Eye'

Researchers have successfully designed a new type of artificial vision device that incorporates a novel vertical stacking architecture and allows for greater depth of color recognition and scalability on a micro-level.
21 Mar 2022

A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat

Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
16 Mar 2022

Envision AESC and Mercedes-Benz Announce New Battery Partnership

Envision AESC announces a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz as the luxury automotive brand gets ready to go all electric. Under the new agreement, Envision AESC will supply high-performance battery cell modules to support end to end production of all-electric Mercedes-EQ vehicles in Alabama.
16 Feb 2022

Nuclear Power May Be The Key To Least-Cost, Zero-Emission Electricity

Nuclear power generation can play a crucial role in helping the world reach a key goal of zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century, especially in countries with low wind resources, according to new work in Nature Energy.
7 Jan 2022

Pudu Robotics

IDTechEx contacted Lei Zhang, marketing manager at Pudu Robotics at CES 2022. Pudu Robotics is a start-up based in Shenzhen, China, established in 2016. The company is focused on indoor service, disinfection and delivery robots.
2020
17 Jun 2020

Dassault Systèmes

Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2020 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.
9 Jun 2020

Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
16 Jan 2020

Growing Strained Crystals Could Improve Performance of Perovskites

A new method could enable researchers to fabricate more efficient and longer lasting perovskite solar cells, LEDs and photodetectors. By growing thin perovskite films on substrates with different compositions, engineers have invented a way of fabricating perovskite single crystals with precisely deformed, or strained, structures.
2019
26 Dec 2019

Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater

Inspired by membranes in the body tissues of living organisms, scientists have combined aramid nanofibers used in Kevlar with boron nitride to construct a membrane for harvesting ocean energy that is both strong like bone and suited for ion transport like cartilage.
6 Nov 2019

Ou Lei

Ou Lei Laser Technology offer lidar modules. Ou Lei have launched two 3D lidar products. Both are 16-channel lidars, but the beam steering mechanism is not specified.
11 Sep 2019

ABAX Sensing

ABAX Sensing are a stealth mode start-up developing FMCW lidar modules. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Hongquan Jiang in April 2019. Jiang is is a Partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) and a Board Member of ABAX Sensing, and he is based in Germany. In 2018, Robert Bosch announced their interest in solid-state lidar and an investment in ABAX.
12 Aug 2019

Electric Vehicle Research at Advanced Materials Osaka July 2019

Here we give the abstracts relevant to electric vehicles from BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan July 2019. The organisers failed to provide slides but we have photographs of some of these if you are interested. The selected abstracts are divided into energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting and other.
5 Aug 2019

Bacteria-killing gel heals itself while healing you

Researchers have developed a novel new gel made entirely from bacteria-killing viruses. The anti-bacterial gel, which can be targeted to attack specific forms of bacteria, holds promise for numerous beneficial applications in medicine and environmental protection.
26 Jun 2019

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically designed to replace or support bones and other rigid parts of the body, and are often printed from solid, relatively inflexible material.
2018
24 Dec 2018

Cutting and pasting with graphene

To date it has proved very difficult to convert the promises of the miracle material graphene into practical applications. A researcher has developed a method of cutting graphene into smaller fragments using a diamond knife. He can then construct nanostructures from the fragments.
5 Nov 2018

Atoms use tunnels to escape graphene cover

Physicists have now visualized for the first time how atoms behave in between graphene and a substrate. This insight could be instrumental for future implementations of industrial graphene production.
8 Oct 2018

Electric genes hope to fix a broken heart

Broken hearts have long influenced songsters and poets, but scientists have also been occupied by its literal meaning and are now hoping to use electric gene therapy as a revolutionary new treatment for cardiac conditions.
9 Aug 2018

Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries

Professor's idea to adapt 20th century mining technology to recycle lithium ion batteries, from the small ones in cell phones to the multi-kilowatt models that power electric cars, the same technologies used to separate metal from ore could be applied to spent batteries.
6 Aug 2018

Nissan to sell electric battery business to Envision Group

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Envision Group for the sale of Nissan's electric battery operations and production facilities to Envision.