28 Jun 2022
Carbon Nanotubes: Is Bigger Better?
Nanomaterials remain a significant growth area with the potential to enable a wide range of next-generation technologies. This article will focus on CNT yarns and sheets before expanding on to high-aspect-ratio and hybrid materials; these are all at an earlier commercial stage than the main MWCNT market.
21 Apr 2022
Robotic Rat Could Assist at Disaster Sites
Legged robots are very promising for use in real-world applications, but their operation in narrow spaces is still challenging. One solution for enhancing their environmental adaptability is to design a small-sized biomimetic robot capable of performing multiple motions and carrying payloads. In this case, rats that live in caves have attracted a great amount of attention owing to their unrivalled agility and adaptability. Lots of efforts have been made trying to mimic the morphology or motion characteristics of rats.
2 Mar 2022
ZEON is a large chemical company with a division for SWCNTs. IDTechEx spoke with several members of their team including Mitsugu Uejima and Taichi Yatsuzuka.
6 Oct 2020
The Best of Both Worlds: New Take on Metal-Plastic Hybrid 3D Printing
Scientists develop a novel and surprisingly simple method to print 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.
6 Sep 2020
Leading Edge Associates
Leading Edge Associates have developed a patented method of cooling and heating batteries in electric vehicles with the combination of a vapour chamber and a thermoelectric device.
12 Aug 2019
Electric Vehicle Research at Advanced Materials Osaka July 2019
Here we give the abstracts relevant to electric vehicles from BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan July 2019. The organisers failed to provide slides but we have photographs of some of these if you are interested. The selected abstracts are divided into energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting and other.
18 Dec 2018
Electric Buses: 10 Seconds at Depot, No Charging On Journey?
Cities are increasingly crowded: real estate is in short supply. Servicing buses needs to be as infrequent as possible and that means having the simplest powertrain, which is the pure electric vehicle.
18 Sep 2018
Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer
Scientists have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered light-emitting device which could better treat cancers in delicate organs.
26 Feb 2018
Robotic crystals that walk n' roll
Scientists may have come a step closer to innovating soft robots to care for people. Its material, however, is something you may have never expected.
15 Mar 2017
Dramatic improvement in 3D printing for home use
Researchers have developed a process to dramatically improve the quality of 3D printed resin products. The process combines greatly improved surface texture and higher structural rigidity with lower cost, less complexity, safer use of solvent chemicals and elimination of troublesome waste dust.
25 Feb 2015
Diamond transistor expected to reduce energy consumption in cars
A research group has developed a highly efficient transistor used to reduce energy consumption in electric automobiles and trains.
8 Oct 2014
Award winning 2-in-1 motor for electric cars
cientists from Nanyang Technological University and German Aerospace Centre have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles.
15 Oct 2012
Supercapacitors can take market share from lithium batteries
This article shares some of the research carried out for the new IDTechEx report, "Batteries and Supercapacitors for Smart Portable Devices 2013-2023: Markets, Technologies, Companies"
8 Feb 2012
Thin film transistor technology is moving fast
IDTechEx summarises the latest work on thin film transistors.
3 Jun 2009
New focus for printed electronics
In the last year, the burgeoning printed and thin film electronics industry has greatly enhanced its repertoire and changed its priorities, encompassing such things as rapid commercialisation of disposable and invisible electronics.
3 Apr 2009
Energy harvesting without batteries
Usually, dispensing with any form of battery can give even longer life, lower cost, smaller size, greater reliability, convenience, labour saving and reduced environmental problems.