18 May 2022
Microgrid for a Future Lunar Base
NASA's plan for its concept Artemis lunar base is that it will serve as a technology proving ground for the eventual human exploration of Mars. The base camp concept consists of a habitation unit — complete with room for up to four astronauts — as well as the potential for separate mining and fuel processing. Early Artemis missions will include short stays at the base camp with the goal to build up to stays of two months at a time.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
15 Jun 2016
Labs in NNSA lead the way in 3D printing
Award-winning researchers from NNSA labs have 3D-printed beads to capture carbon dioxide to mitigate climate change, better armor material for warfighters, and even living tissue. NNSA material scientists have found that 3D-printed foam works better than standard materials in durability and long-term mechanical performance.
9 Dec 2015
Established in 2013 as a spin-out company from the University of Colorado Boulder, Solid Power has been working on commercializing the company's next-generation all solid-state rechargeable batteries.
28 Jan 2015
Optomec and 3D Printing Electronics: Interview with IDTechEx
This interview with IDTechEx was taken at Printed Electronics USA, hosted by IDTechEx.
9 Jul 2014
Novel nanoparticle production method could lead to better solar cells
Sandia National Laboratories has come up with an inexpensive way to synthesize titanium-dioxide nanoparticles and is seeking partners who can demonstrate the process at industrial scale for everything from solar cells to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
6 May 2014
US-based Optomec has a strong and virtually unique position in the context of the convergence between 3D printing and printed electronics. Their blown powder metal printing technology allows production and repair.
17 Jun 2013
Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes.
30 Nov 2011
Graphene lights up with new possibilities
Rice researchers' two-step technique makes graphene suitable for organic chemistry
23 Apr 2010
Progress with flexible photovoltaics
In the last six months, IDTechEx has finally obtained working samples of many types of flexible photovoltaics - amorphous silicon, dye sensitised solar cells, copper indium gallium diselenide and organic.
21 Apr 2010
Thin film photovoltaics focus: Photovoltaics Europe 2010 Germany
With a multitude of topics covered in the different conference tracks, the photovoltaics sessions attracted significant amount of interest. The main reason is the growth of photovoltaics technologies and thin film platforms in specific, but also the interest of a large number of solar cell developers in discovering new applications, other than rooftop and solar farm installations which have, by now, become highly competitive.