Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

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UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) is a national university located in Ulsan, South Korea. It is aimed at University of Science and Technology Specialization of top 20 in the world by 2020, the world 10 by 2030 in order to achieve the vision 'contribute to the lives of people the world leading University of Science and Technology'.
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2020
13 Jul 2020

Graphene Protects Perovskite Solar Cells from Damage

A team of researchers has come up with a novel electrode that could greatly improve the stability of perovskite solar cells, the most promising candidate for the next generation solar cells due to their low cost and high power conversion efficiency.
27 Mar 2020

Tiny Micro Supercapacitor, Ideal for Wearable Devices

A tiny microsupercapacitor that is as small as the width of a person's fingerprint and can be integrated directly with an electronic chip has been developed. This has attracted major attention as a novel technology to lead the era of Internet of Things since it can be driven independently when applied to individual electronic components.
20 Mar 2020

New Catalyst Provides Boost to Next-Generation EV Batteries

A research team has announced that a new catalyst that could boost metal-air batteries performance, such as discharge and charge efficiency, was developed recently.
2 Jan 2020

All‐Solid‐State Printed Bipolar Li-S Batteries

Ultrahigh‐capacity and fire‐resistant batteries have been developed. The new battery has improved both the performance and safety of the "lithium-sulfur batteries," which have much larger capacities than commercialized lithium ion batteries, thus is easy to manufacture via the printing process.
2019
27 Dec 2019

Improved 3D Nanoprinting Technique to Build Nanoskyscrapers

Nanowalls, nanobridges, nano "jungle gyms": it could seem the description of a Lilliputian village, but these are actual 3D-printed components with tremendous potential applications in nanoelectronics, smart materials and biomedical devices.
18 Dec 2019

Freestanding Microwire-Array Enables Flexible Solar Window

TSCs are emerging devices that combine the advantages of visible transparency and light-to-electricity conversion. One of the valuable prospective applications of such devices is their integration into buildings, vehicles, or portable electronics.
13 Dec 2019

Punching Holes in Opaque Solar Cells Turns Them Transparent

Researchers have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent. Existing transparent solar cells tend to have a reddish hue and lower efficiency, but by punching holes that are around 100 μm in diameter (comparable in size to a human hair) on crystalline silicon wafers, it allows light through without coloring.
2 Sep 2019

3D interconnection technology for future wearable bioelectronics

The wearable biotech industry has recently revealed its insatiable hunger for futuristic items. Pain relief goggles that monitor brain waves, vital sign monitoring stickers, and even mind reading glasses.
11 Apr 2019

Form Factor-Free, Printed Power Sources For Smart Electronics/IoT Era

UNIST, Korea
25 Jan 2019

Scientists turn carbon emissions into useable energy

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen while eliminating carbon dioxide, which is the main contributor of global warming.
2018
24 Oct 2018

Novel catalyst for high-energy aluminum-air flow batteries

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel electric vehicle battery technology that is more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered engines. The new technology enables drivers to simply have their battery packs replaced instead of charging them. It also provides lightweight, high-energy density power sources with little risk of catching fire or explosion.
23 Oct 2018

Simple fabrication of full-color perovskite LEDs

Perovskite nanoparticles are regarded as next-generation of optical materials that can achieve vivid colors even on very large screens. Besides, due to their high color purity and low cost advantages, they have also gained much interests in industry.
28 Sep 2018

Transparent loudspeakers and MICs that let your skin play music

An international team of researchers has presented an innovative wearable technology that will turn your skin into a loudspeaker.
1 Jan 2018

High-performance supercapacitor, using ultrasonic spray device

A team of researchers has introduced a novel manufacturing technology to form new materials, using ultrasonic waves used in medical diagnosis, humidifiers, as well as sonar systems for submarines. The method has received considerable attention as a new technique that is capable of manufacturing high-performance materials without the need of high temperatures or pressure.
2017
3 Nov 2017

Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality

Research in lithium-ion batteries has opened up a plethora of possibilities in the development of next-generation batteries. In particular, the metal-air batteries with significantly greater energy density close to that of gasoline per kilogram, has recently been acknowledged and invested by world's leading companies, like IBM.
2 Nov 2017

Self-charging electric bike

A design team has revealed its new self-charging electric bike design concept, "Hybrid Module Mobility". Depending upon users' requirements, this design concept is capable of converting its forms into six different purposes, including cargo-carrying, child-carrying, driving.
1 Nov 2017

New fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technology

An international team of researchers has presented a novel hydrogen isotope separation system based on a porous metal organic framework.
12 Oct 2017

Thermoelectric developments continue

Despite a speed up of electrification which is bad news for thermoelectric based waste heat recovery in internal combustion engines, not all has been bad for this energy harvesting technology.
26 Jul 2017

New world efficiency record with perovskite solar cells

A recent study finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.
2016
12 Dec 2016

Thermoelectric material in paintable liquid form

A new study has succeeded in developing a new technique that can be used to turn industrial waste heat into electricity for vehicles and other applications.