19 Apr 2021
3D Printed Material to Replace Ivory
For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1989. To restore ivory parts of old art objects, one must therefore resort to substitute materials - such as bones, shells or plastic. However, there has not been a really satisfactory solution so far.
16 Apr 2021
Cell Models Mimicking Natural Tissue Topography
The combination of a 2-Photon 3D-printer with an innovative hydrogel-based bioink allows the direct printing of 3D structures containing living cells at both the meso- and microscale.
13 Jan 2021
Versatile, Innovative Printing System Successfully Established
An innovative 2PP 3D-printing system that is capable of manufacturing across twelve orders of magnitude with exceptional speed has hit the market with great success, enabling fabrication of polymeric microparts from the nano to centimeter range.
29 May 2020
Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain
An important step forward has now been achieved: the microanatomy of the vagus nerve branches in the human ear, in relation to auricular blood vessels, has been studied with a precision on a micrometer scale.
19 Nov 2019
New Material Breaks World Record Turning Heat Into Electricity
The new material is so effective that it could be used to provide energy for sensors or even small computer processors. Instead of connecting small electrical devices to cables, they could generate their own electricity from temperature differences.
23 Oct 2019
Bioprinting: Living cells in a 3D printer
With a new process living cells can be integrated into fine structures created in a 3D printer - extremely fast and with very high resolution.
7 Nov 2018
Artificial intelligence: Parking a car with only 12 neurons
A naturally grown brain works quite differently than an ordinary computer program. It does not use code consisting of clear logical instructions, it is a network of cells that communicate with each other. Simulating such networks on a computer can help to solve problems which are difficult to break down into logical operations.
16 Aug 2018
Amazingly 'green' synthesis method for high-tech dyes
Dyes that are also of great interest for organic electronics have recently been prepared and crystallised. All that is required is just water, albeit under highly unusual conditions.
27 Mar 2018
A new kind of quantum bits in two dimensions
Combining two ultra-thin material layers yields new possibilities for quantum electronics. A research team presents strongly tunable quantum systems in Printed Electronics World.
26 Dec 2016
Graphene able to transport huge currents on the nano scale
New experiments have shown that it is possible for extremely high currents to pass through graphene, a form of carbon. This allows imbalances in electric charge to be rapidly rectified.
14 Nov 2016
3D printing nano structures made of pure gold
Researchers have discovered a novel way to fabricate pure gold nanostructures using an additive direct-write lithography technique. An electron beam is used to turn an auriferous organic compound into pure gold.
1 Nov 2016
For the first time, magnets can be made with a 3D printer
For the first time ever, permanent magnets can be produced using a 3D printer. This allows magnets to be produced in complex forms and precisely customised magnetic fields, required, for example, in magnetic sensors.
30 May 2016
Graphene: A quantum of current
An international team of researchers has now explained the peculiar behaviour of electrons moving through narrow constrictions in a graphene layer.
10 Mar 2016
Photo-electrochemical cell can store the energy of ultraviolet light
By combining highly specialised new materials scientists have managed to combine high temperature photovoltaics with an electrochemical cell.