28 Dec 2020
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Threshold of 30% Efficiency
An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours - even without encapsulation. To accomplish this, the group headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht investigated physical processes at the interfaces to improve the transport of the charge carriers.
22 Jul 2019
Monitoring volcanoes with AI
More than half of the world's active volcanoes are not monitored instrumentally. Hence, even eruptions that could potentially have rung an alarm can occur without people at risk having a clue of the upcoming disaster.
13 Mar 2019
3D Printing in the Medical Industry: Medicine, Implants, Models, more
One of the key industries to have successfully leveraged the advantages of 3D printing is the medical and dental industry. 3D printing allows for the creation of personalized medical devices to be streamlined, and it has also been used to improve surgical outcomes and deliver personalized medicines. IDTechEx has forecasted that the market for 3D printing of medical devices and living tissues will be worth $8.1 billion by the year 2029.
11 Mar 2019
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed TissUse VP of Business Development Dr Reyk Horland on June 12, 2017. TissUse develops organ-on-a-chip technology for safety and efficacy testing.
6 Jul 2018
3D printing replicas from plastic and plaster
For ten years the 3D laboratory at the Technical University of Berlin has been developing applications in the fields of 3D scan, 3D print and 3D immersive (interactive) projection.
29 May 2018
An elastic fiber set to revolutionize smart clothes
Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.
23 Apr 2018
Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells
Trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices.
16 Apr 2018
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Cellbricks' Tobias Grix on April 19, 2018. Cellbricks is a 3D bioprinting company using their proprietary digital light processing technology to produce 3D liver models.
17 Mar 2017
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviewed Stephan Kuehr, CEO of 3YourMind about their 3D Printting workflow management software and service.
9 Mar 2017
Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017
The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries will keep the lion's share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications.
7 Feb 2017
Online supermarket pick and pack robots
Ocado, the world's largest online-only supermarket, has been evaluating the feasibility of robotic picking and packing of shopping orders in its highly-automated warehouses through the SoMa project, a Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation funded by the European Union.
17 Aug 2016
Smart electronics for smart clothing
At the center of the development is an electronic system that is responsive to movements without losing its functionality. The system comprises a flexible and formable film made of thermoplastic polyurethane.
24 Jun 2016
Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics
Attention is turning to integration of extra power electronic units and regeneration modules.