30 Aug 2021
Janus Graphene Opens Doors to Sustainable Sodium-Ion Batteries
In the search for sustainable energy storage, researchers present a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. It is based on a novel type of graphene to store one of the world's most common and cheap metal ions - sodium. The results show that the capacity can match today's lithium-ion batteries.
20 Aug 2021
Circuitbreakers Based on Graphene Could Safeguard the Electrical Grid
The electrical grid relies on circuitbreakers to protect infrastructure from damage caused by excess current. These circuitbreakers are lubricated using grease, which can stiffen and dry out, threatening the safety of the whole system. To solve this, researchers at the Graphene Flagship have designed maintenance-free circuitbreakers enabled by self-lubricating graphene composites.
14 Jul 2021
New Electronic Paper Displays Brilliant Colours
Imagine sitting out in the sun, reading a digital screen as thin as paper, but seeing the same image quality as if you were indoors. Thanks to research it could soon be a reality. A new type of reflective screen - sometimes described as 'electronic paper' - offers optimal colour display, while using ambient light to keep energy consumption to a minimum.
19 May 2021
World First Concept for Rechargeable Cement Based Batteries
Imagine an entire twenty storey concrete building which can store energy like a giant battery. Thanks to unique research such a vision could someday be a reality. Researchers recently published an article outlining a new concept for rechargeable batteries - made of cement.
14 May 2021
New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds
Researchers have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem.
24 Mar 2021
Big Breakthrough for Massless Energy Storage
Researchers have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially 'massless' energy storage in vehicles and other technology.
17 Mar 2021
Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread
Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles.
24 Nov 2020
Thermoelectrics Get More Attention
A newer approach of serving low power electronics by area more than efficiency is promising.
30 Sep 2020
Mimbly AB Chooses Ynvisible's Energy Efficient Displays
Ynvisible Interactive Inc is pleased to announce that Mimbly Ab has chosen Ynvisible's energy-efficient electrochromic displays as the display solution for its product the Mimbox.
25 May 2020
A Spreadable Way to Stabilise Solid State Batteries
Solid state batteries are of great interest to the electric vehicle industry. Scientists now present a new way of taking this promising concept closer to large-scale application. An interlayer, made of a spreadable, 'butter-like' material helps improve the current density tenfold, while also increasing performance and safety.
10 Mar 2020
The Ink of the Future in Printed Electronics
A research group has created an organic material with superb conductivity that doesn't need to be doped. They have achieved this by mixing two polymers with different properties.
25 Dec 2019
Program Targets 50 Percent Receycled Material in New Cells
Northvolt is making swift progress with its blueprint for sustainable battery manufacturing and is positioned to deliver lithium-ion cells to European markets with a minimal environmental footprint.
13 Nov 2019
Smart High Tech
Smart High Tech (SHT) are a company that manufacture advanced thermal interface materials. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Lilei Ye (CEO).
7 Oct 2019
A new concept for more sustainable batteries
A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact.
18 Jul 2019
Window film evens out indoor temperature using solar energy
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from morning to evening. The molecule has the unique ability to capture energy from the sun's rays and release it later as heat.
8 Jul 2019
3D printing with a wood-based ink
Researchers have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique 'ultrastructure' of wood. Their research could revolutionise the manufacturing of green products.
30 Apr 2019
Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential
To meet the demands of an electric future, new battery technologies will be essential. One option is lithium sulphur batteries, which offer a theoretical energy density more than five times that of lithium ion batteries. Researchers recently unveiled a promising breakthrough for this type of battery, using a catholyte with the help of a graphene sponge.
4 Apr 2019
New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor
Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. The results have potential for a wide range of applications - from wound healing and electronic skin to smart buildings.