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.
15 Feb 2019
Emissions-free energy system saves heat from the summer sun for winter
A research group has made great, rapid strides towards the development of a specially designed molecule which can store solar energy for later use.
17 Jan 2019
Breakthrough in organic electronics
Researchers have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with "double-doped" polymers.