Leiden University

Leiden University

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Amolf & Leiden Institute of Physics FOM Institute AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) located in Science Park Amsterdam. LION is the physics department of the university of Leiden.
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2020
17 Jun 2020

Dassault Systèmes

Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2020 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.
9 Jun 2020

Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests

Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
16 Jan 2020

Growing Strained Crystals Could Improve Performance of Perovskites

A new method could enable researchers to fabricate more efficient and longer lasting perovskite solar cells, LEDs and photodetectors. By growing thin perovskite films on substrates with different compositions, engineers have invented a way of fabricating perovskite single crystals with precisely deformed, or strained, structures.
2019
26 Dec 2019

Membrane Produces Electricity From Saltwater

Inspired by membranes in the body tissues of living organisms, scientists have combined aramid nanofibers used in Kevlar with boron nitride to construct a membrane for harvesting ocean energy that is both strong like bone and suited for ion transport like cartilage.
6 Nov 2019

Ou Lei

Ou Lei Laser Technology offer lidar modules. Ou Lei have launched two 3D lidar products. Both are 16-channel lidars, but the beam steering mechanism is not specified.
11 Sep 2019

ABAX Sensing

ABAX Sensing are a stealth mode start-up developing FMCW lidar modules. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Hongquan Jiang in April 2019. Jiang is is a Partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) and a Board Member of ABAX Sensing, and he is based in Germany. In 2018, Robert Bosch announced their interest in solid-state lidar and an investment in ABAX.
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.
5 Aug 2019

Bacteria-killing gel heals itself while healing you

Researchers have developed a novel new gel made entirely from bacteria-killing viruses. The anti-bacterial gel, which can be targeted to attack specific forms of bacteria, holds promise for numerous beneficial applications in medicine and environmental protection.
26 Jun 2019

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically designed to replace or support bones and other rigid parts of the body, and are often printed from solid, relatively inflexible material.
2018
24 Dec 2018

Cutting and pasting with graphene

To date it has proved very difficult to convert the promises of the miracle material graphene into practical applications. A researcher has developed a method of cutting graphene into smaller fragments using a diamond knife. He can then construct nanostructures from the fragments.
5 Nov 2018

Atoms use tunnels to escape graphene cover

Physicists have now visualized for the first time how atoms behave in between graphene and a substrate. This insight could be instrumental for future implementations of industrial graphene production.
8 Oct 2018

Electric genes hope to fix a broken heart

Broken hearts have long influenced songsters and poets, but scientists have also been occupied by its literal meaning and are now hoping to use electric gene therapy as a revolutionary new treatment for cardiac conditions.
9 Aug 2018

Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries

Professor's idea to adapt 20th century mining technology to recycle lithium ion batteries, from the small ones in cell phones to the multi-kilowatt models that power electric cars, the same technologies used to separate metal from ore could be applied to spent batteries.
6 Aug 2018

Nissan to sell electric battery business to Envision Group

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Envision Group for the sale of Nissan's electric battery operations and production facilities to Envision.
20 Feb 2018

Mimetas

IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Mimetas Managing Director and Co-Founder Dr Paul Vulto. Mimetas is an organ-on-a-chip company providing microfluidic well plates and 3D cell cultures based on their platform.
12 Feb 2018

New malleable electronic skin: self-healable, recyclable

Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
2017
14 Dec 2017

Shift in wind power by end of the century

In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
1 Nov 2017

Graphene sensors detect HIV DNA

These so-called 'next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices' are able to detect very low amounts of HIV DNA thanks to their very low electronic noise.
26 Jul 2017

Bouncing gel balls for energy and robotics

Water droplets float in a hot pan because of the so-called Leidenfrost effect. Physicists have discovered a variation: the so-called Elastic Leidenfrost effect.
11 May 2017

Flexible, organic and biodegradable

As electronics become increasingly pervasive in our lives - from smart phones to wearable sensors - so too does the ever rising amount of electronic waste they create.