27 Jun 2022
A Focus on Chemistry, Not Electronics, for Future Solar Panels
A material that has been heralded as the key to producing more efficient next-generation solar panels could soon be ready for mass production, thanks to a new method developed by researchers.
29 Apr 2022
Advanced Material Development
Tess Skyrme, Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed Dr Richard Lee, CCO, and Tom Barlow, Business Development Manager, to get an update from early-stage company, Advanced Material Development, specifically on their innovations in 2D nano-materials, with applications including gas sensing, electronics, composites, photonics, and anti-counterfeiting.
7 Mar 2022
Energy Harvesting Wearable Made From Recycled Waste
Wearable devices could soon be entirely made of recycled waste materials - and powered by human movement, thanks to a new energy-harvesting device developed by researchers.
11 Feb 2022
Flexible and Stretchy Supercapacitors Could Boost Battery Life for IoT
Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other Internet of Things devices could get a significant boost to their "battery" life thanks to new, environmentally friendly energy research.
11 Nov 2021
The Hidden Behaviour of Supercapacitor Materials
Researchers have developed a new analysis technique that will help scientists improve renewable energy storage by making better supercapacitors. The team's new approach enables researchers to investigate the complex inter-connected behaviour of supercapacitor electrodes made from layers of different materials.
13 Oct 2021
Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark
Researchers have developed a new, cost-effective, ecological solution for augmenting the printed page with rich, up-to-date digital content. The development overcomes one of the most significant advantages e-books have over paper books, helping paper maintain its strong position in its competition with electronic media.
23 Feb 2021
Energy Harvesting Technology to Make Roads Safer
An eco-friendly energy-harvesting smart sensor could help make roads safer by identifying potentially dangerous driver behaviour.
3 Feb 2021
Advanced Material Development
Advanced Material Development (AMD) commercializes research on 2D nanotechnology, and soft matter physics, based on industrial needs. IDTechEx spoke with John Lee (CEO).
11 Jan 2021
Breakthrough Manufacturing Process for Sensor for Smart Contact Lenses
Researchers report on how they have developed a breakthrough sensor system and manufacturing process. The global team of engineers reveal that the new contact lens sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for diagnosing potential corneal disease and a glucose sensor for directly monitoring the glucose levels in tear fluid.
10 Nov 2020
Towards High Performing Wearable and Eco-Disposable AI Electronics
Scientists unveiled a device with unique functionality that could signal the dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics, including next-generation wearables and eco-disposable sensors.
6 Nov 2020
University of Surrey/NovaCentrix
The University of Surrey, NovaCentrix and other organizations are collaborating to develop 'next generation paper'. This takes the form of a book that includes electronic functionality, enabling additional content that corresponds to each page to appear on a reader's phone or TV.
20 Aug 2020
Battery Technology Capable of Capturing CO2 Emissions
The University of Surrey is to begin work on a new lithium-ion battery technology that is capable of capturing CO2 emissions, following an award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
3 Jun 2020
Fast-Charging Supercapacitor Technology
Experts from the University of Surrey believe their dream of clean energy storage is a step closer after they unveiled their ground-breaking super-capacitor technology that is able to store and deliver electricity at high power rates, particularly for mobile applications.
20 May 2020
Pretty as a Peacock: Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors
An international team of scientists has developed colour-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust and low-cost sensors can respond sensitively to light, temperature, strain or other physical and chemical stimuli making them an extremely promising option for cost-effective smart visual sensing applications in a range of sectors including healthcare and food safety.
2 Jul 2019
Researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells
Researchers believe their tin based perovskite solar cell could clear the runway for solar panel technology to take off and help the UK reach its 2050 carbon neutral goal.