28 Jul 2021
The Most Complex Flexible Microprocessor Yet
The low-cost chip carries over 12 times as many transistors as previous flexible microprocessors, and is ultra-thin and flexible with good performance. The team made the chip from metal-oxide transistors using conventional manufacturing equipment.
26 Apr 2021
18.6% Efficiency Near Infrared Transparent Perovskite Solar Cell
Researchers have realized a 18.6% efficient highly near infrared transparent perovskite solar cell. When combined in a four terminal tandem configuration with an efficient Panasonic crystalline silicon (c-Si) cell or with a Miasolé flexible CIGS cell, delivers new record power conversion efficiencies of 28.7% and 27.0%, respectively.
2 Mar 2021
Terahertz Imaging of Graphene Paves the Way to Industrialisation
X-ray scans revolutionised medical treatments by allowing us to see inside humans without surgery. Similarly, terahertz spectroscopy penetrates graphene films allowing scientists to make detailed maps of their electrical quality, without damaging or contaminating the material.
15 Feb 2021
CVD Graphene for Electronic Applications: 2021 Status and Outlook
Given the exciting properties, graphene has always been linked as a revolutionary material for the electronics industry. CVD graphene is cited as the ideal solution in providing a perfect single layer produced in a low cost continuous R2R process, but the manufacturing and commercial reality have proved very different. After a long period of research, and with players regularly exiting and entering the field, we are only now starting to see this technology mature and the dawn of the commercial reality.
27 Oct 2020
Imec: Developing Sars-Cov-2 Test With Results in Less Than 5 Minutes
Imec begins developing SARS-CoV-2 test to identify positive cases and confirm whether someone is contagious in less than five minute. The groundbreaking approach will use virus particles in exhaled breath for quick, easy, comfortable, large-scale testing.
11 Sep 2020
Smart Contact Lens Mimicking the Human Iris to Combat Eye Deficiencies
Researchers have created an artificial iris embedded in a smart contact lens. The smart contact lens is designed to operate for an entire day thanks to an ultra-low power design, offering a practical solution for people who suffer from human eye iris deficiencies like aniridia, high order aberrations like keratoconus, and light sensitivity or photophobia.
6 Aug 2020
IDTechEx Analyst Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh interviews Scantinel Business Development Manager Norbert Recke
18 May 2020
Wearable Guarantees Privacy by Measuring Distance, not Storing Data
A wearable that supports companies in remaining active or safely restarting in-person activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearable warns employees through an audible or haptic alarm, when they are violating the social distancing guidelines while approaching each other.
20 Apr 2020
IMEC is a Belgian research and development center. This profile covers their work on quantum dot based image sensors that enable a silicon backplane to achieve SWIR detectivity.