31 Aug 2022
Saft Powers Transition of Small Italian Islands to Renewable Energy
Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has installed seven maintenance-free Flex'ion lithium-ion battery systems supporting a microgrid with solar plants on the Italian island of Favignana (Sicily). These systems are expected to be fully operational by end 2022.
30 Aug 2022
High-capacity Li-metal Battery with Improved Performance and Stability
While the current Li-ion batteries generate energy by taking Li-ions in and out of the graphite anode based on the intercalation mechanism, the Li-metal battery does not rely on this bulky and heavy graphite but uses metallic Li itself as the anode. As the Li-metal shows 10 times higher theoretical capacity (3,860 mAh/g) than graphite (372 mAh/g), it has steadily gained much attention from areas that need high-capacity batteries, such as electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
18 Jul 2022
Engineering Team Creates Bioartificial Left Ventricle
Researchers have grown a small-scale model of a human left heart ventricle in the lab. The bioartificial tissue construct is made with living heart cells and beats strongly enough to pump fluid inside a bioreactor.
18 Jul 2022
New Printable Ink Electrifies Wearable Technology
A new generation of wearable electronics has landed, and we'll soon see it in action. Clothing will become smarter, tracking performance data of Olympic contenders, golfers, soccer players and tennis stars. The technology will be embedded in wearable sensors that can help seniors prevent heart failure, manage diabetes and improve quality of life. And in everyday living, it can help anyone more easily track and record important activity data.
28 Jun 2022
Development of Large Area, Organic Solar Cell Printing Technology
Solar cell technology is a prominent clean energy source. In particular, organic solar cells, part of the third generation of solar cells, are gaining attention as a core technology for urban solar ray energy generation as they can be printed and applied to exterior walls or glass windows of buildings. However, the photoactive area that absorbs sunlight and converts it to electricity remains significantly smaller than 0.1 cm². Additionally, commercialization is obstructed by performance and reproducibility problems that occur when expanding the cell area to several m2 where practical energy supply levels are available.
26 May 2022
NRC (National Research Council of Canada)
The NRC (National Research Council of Canada) presented two material innovations at CPES 2022: using boron nitride nanotubes to assist heat dispersion when soldering to polymer films and integrating silver into 3D printing of plastic to facilitate fully additive 3D electronics.
20 Apr 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves
As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
13 Apr 2022
The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance Present CPES2022, May 17-18 2022
The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance is proud to present CPES2022, May 17-18, 2022. The Canadian Printed and flexible Electronics Symposium will focus on the most relevant, state of the art technical topics, global networking and sustainability.
7 Apr 2022
Researchers Capture X-Ray Images of EV Batteries as They Degrade
Researchers use x-rays to help engineer powerful electric vehicle batteries with longer lifetimes. His research, published in The Journal of the Electrochemical Society, shows how the charge/discharge cycles of batteries cause physical damage eventually leading to reduced energy storage.
7 Apr 2022
Sustainable Marine First Major Milestone in EvoFoil Collaboration
Sustainable Marine has recorded the first major milestone in the Canadian-German EvoFoil Project after completing extreme load testing on a new 4.3m tidal turbine foil (blade).
5 Apr 2022
Stretchable and Printable Free-Form Lithium-Ion Batteries
A Korean research team has developed a soft, mechanically deformable, and stretchable lithium battery which can be used in the development of wearable devices, and examined the battery's feasibility by printing them on clothing surfaces.
7 Mar 2022
Zentek specialize in the use of graphene oxide and other nanomaterials primarily for healthcare applications. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Francis Dubé (Executive Chairman, Director).
18 Jan 2022
In-Mold Electronics: Multiple Players, Diverging Strategies
How do we communicate with our electronic devices? There are many different 'human-machine interfaces (HMI)' options, ranging from the well-established (keyboard/mouse/mechanical switches) to somewhat more recent developments such as the capacitive touch screens found on smartphones. As greater numbers of devices around us gain 'smart' functionality, the ability to incorporate HMI components elegantly and cost-effectively is increasingly important.
22 Dec 2021
Safety of Citizens with Visual AI
A research team developed a technology for detecting humans lying on the road in real-time. Therefore, preventing safety accidents in the city and rapidly responding to it will be possible, and a safer society is expected to be accomplished.
27 Jul 2021
E2ip is a Canadian company developing in-mold electronics utilizing a proprietary particle-free ink. This update outlines the areas that E2ip is working on and how it sees the future prospects for its technology.
19 May 2021
Fast, Affordable Solution for Transparent Displays and Semiconductors
Scientists have developed a roll-based damage-free transfer technique that allows two-dimensional nanomaterials to be transferred into wafer scale without damage. The proposed technique has a variety of applications from transparent displays and semiconductors to displays for self-driving cars, and is expected to accelerate the commercialization of 2D nanomaterial-based high-performance devices.