New Production Method for Carbon Nanotubes Gets Green Light
A new method of producing carbon nanotubes - tiny molecules with incredible physical properties used in touchscreen displays, 5G networks and flexible electronics - has been given the green light by researchers, meaning work in this crucial field can continue.
Old Newspapers Used to Grow Carbon Nanotubes
A research collaboration has found that old newspapers can be used as a low cost, eco-friendly material on which to grow single walled carbon nanotubes on a large scale.
Sharing Solar Technology With Developing Countries
A Swansea-led project which will help communities in developing countries to generate their own solar power has been awarded £800,000 by the UK government.
£12.8M in EU funding for wave power project
More than £12m of EU funds will be invested in the next stage of a major initiative to generate clean energy from ocean waves.
New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first
Scientists have reported a new approach to measuring the conductivity between identical carbon nanotubes which could be used to help improve the efficiency of electrical power cables in the future.
Black plastics could create renewable energy
Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
Micro and nano materials, including clothing for Olympic athletes
A research team of materials engineers and performance scientists has been awarded £1.8 million to develop new products - in areas from the motor industry to packaging and sport - that make use of micro and nano materials based on specialist inks.
Supersizing solar cells: researchers print module six times bigger
A perovskite solar module the size of an A4 sheet of paper, which is nearly six times bigger than 10x10 cm2 modules of that type reported before, has been developed by researchers, by using simple and low-cost printing techniques.
Carbon nanotubes devices may have a limit to how 'nano' they can be
Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics not only need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, but contact effects may limit how small a nano device can be, according to researchers.
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Researchers have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into 2D shapes such as letters and a heart.
Focusing on the mass production of safe, quality graphene
IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets. As part of the article series, we will today hear from Perpetuus Advanced Materials who share their candid views on the graphene market progress.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed 3Dynamic Systems CEO Daniel Thomas on February 15, 2017. 3Dynamic Systems is investigating 3D bioprinting and 3D composite printing for medical applications.
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.
Printed energy harvesting device for the next gen smart packaging
A novel printed energy harvesting device, which will play an important role in the development of packaging with electronic functionality.
Centre for printing and coating expands research
Photonic curing is a high-intensity pulsed light technology enabling conductive inks to be sintered or annealed in a matter of milliseconds. The sintering of the ink occurs with minimal or no damage to inexpensive and flexible substrates such as plastic, paper or cardboard.