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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK's National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. We undertake research and share our expertise with government, business and society to help enhance economic performance and improve quality of life. NPL is based in south-west London and employs over 500 scientists.
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2018
26 Dec

Graphene printed electronics

A team of researchers have found a low cost method for producing graphene printed electronics, which significantly speeds up and reduces the cost of conductive graphene inks.
5 Jul

E-Textiles 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
2017
11 May

Low Jitter, Single Photon Imaging Based On Integrated Thin Film Superconducting Sensor And Readout Electronics.

National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
2016
8 Dec

Spray-printed crystals to move forward organic electronic applications

Has the time come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks? Scientists believe so, especially for future electronics that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.
5 Dec

Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2017)

A key event for the large-area electronics community, bringing industry and academia together and providing valuable opportunities to share the latest research results and discuss new projects and collaborations.
16 Sep

New test to improve commercial viability of printable electronics

A new, non-destructive, method of measuring the three dimensional orientation of molecules in an organic semiconductor transistor, using Raman spectroscopy.
12 May

Hyundai welcomes first of five new hydrogen fuelling stations, London

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell drivers now have more options than ever for refuelling, following the opening of a new high-tech site in Teddington, Greater London.
14 Apr

BOC and ITM Power sign hydrogen refuelling & siting agreement

BOC has announced that it has signed an agreement with ITM Power to provide infrastructure for ITM Power's new electrolyser-based hydrogen refuelling stations for passenger cars.
11 Mar

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.
2 Mar

IDTechEx announces the winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, a New Technologies Initiative. IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! (Berlin, Germany 27-28 April 2016).
15 Feb

World leading printed sensing technology for metal tooling application

The Centre for Process Innovation is part of a UK based collaboration that aims to develop novel sensing technologies for the real time monitoring of machined metal parts.
2015
8 Sep

Squishy transistors: a device concept for fast, low-power electronics

An international team of researchers have shown that a new device concept - a 'squishy' transistor - can overcome the predicted power bottleneck caused by CMOS technology reaching its fundamental limits.
30 Apr

Tracking exploding Lithium-ion batteries in real-time

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time using sophisticated 3D imaging.
2014
26 Dec

Thermoelectric harvesting: Great increase in interest in 2014

Thermoelectric harvesting will be on production hybrid electric on-road vehicles from 2018. It will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost entirely to charge the battery, or increasingly supercapacitor or supercabattery used for power.
4 Dec

Detecting defects in solar cells

Researchers have developed a new technique for efficiently detecting malfunctioning areas of a PV module.
4 Nov

Haydale acquires EPL Composite Solutions Ltd

Haydale acquires EPL Composite Solutions Ltd to advance graphene commercialisation capabilities.
30 Jul

Developments from DuPont, NPL and Agfa

After a recent printed electronics event the summary below details exciting progress from three presenting companies - DuPont, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and AGFA.
9 Jul

Silver fibres - the answer for wearable electronics?

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a way to print silver directly onto fibres.
2 Jul

From waste heat to useable energy

Thermoelectric devices play an important role in energy management and the recovery of wasted heat. The NexTec project aims to create better thermoelectric modules for the automotive, refrigeration and IT industries.
31 Mar

Summary from the Printed Electronics Event in Paris, 26 March 2014

IDTechEx attended the printed electronics conference organised by the French Printed Electronics Association in Paris. Here is a round-up of the latest developments in the field.
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