6 Apr 2020
Quantum Phenomenon Governs Organic Solar Cells
Researchers have discovered a quantum phenomenon that influences the formation of free charges in organic solar cells.
1 Apr 2020
Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators
For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite material that may have widespread use in smart clothing, wearable electronics and electronic skin.
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.
19 Feb 2020
Artificial Intelligence Finds Disease-Related Genes
An artificial neural network can reveal patterns in huge amounts of gene expression data, and discover groups of disease-related genes. This has been shown by a new study. The scientists hope that the method can eventually be applied within precision medicine and individualised treatment.
31 Jan 2020
Wood Based Batteries Created by Ligna Energy Printed at Ynvisible
Ynvisible Interactive Inc is pleased to announce the first industrial scale production of an innovative and groundbreaking energy storage technology developed by researchers at Linköping University and the company Ligna Energy AB. Ligna Energy's batteries are printed from residual material from the forest. The first industrial production run was carried out at Ynvisible Production in Linköping, Sweden.
13 Nov 2019
Large Integrated Circuits Produced in Printing Press
Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.
14 Oct 2019
Bioelectronics to influence transpiration in plants
Research in the Electronic Plants group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Campus Norrköping, follows two main avenues. In one, scientists incorporate electronic circuits into plants, such as roses, in a method of storing energy. In the other, they are seeking ways to influence plant functions with bioelectronic devices aiming, for example, to give plants greater resistance to environmental stress.
18 Sep 2019
Welcome indoors, solar cells
Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online.
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.
1 Jul 2019
Artificial muscles powered by glucose
Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules in their surroundings.
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.
2 Apr 2019
Cellulose-based material gives three sensors in one
Cellulose soaked in a carefully designed polymer mixture acts as a sensor to measure pressure, temperature and humidity - at the same time! The measurements are completely independent of each other. The sensor may be highly significant in fields such as robotics, healthcare and security.
11 May 2018
Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people
A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed using cheap and widely-available organic pigments used in printing inks and cosmetics, it consists of tiny pixels like a digital camera sensor on a nanometric scale. Researchers hope that it can restore sight to blind people.
13 Apr 2018
Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells
A further step has been taken along the road to manufacturing solar cells from lead-free perovskites. High quality films based on double perovskites, which show promising photovoltaic properties, have been developed.
30 Mar 2018
Blowin' in the wind - a source of energy?
It may in the future be possible to harvest energy with the aid of leaves fluttering in the wind. Researchers have developed a method and a material that generate an electrical impulse when the light fluctuates from sunshine to shade and vice versa.
15 Mar 2018
Capturing brain signals with soft electronics
A new technology for long-term stable neural recording. It is based on a novel elastic material composite, which is biocompatible and retains high electrical conductivity even when stretched to double its original length.
16 Jan 2018
A major step forward in organic electronics
Researchers have developed the world's first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water. This is a highly significant breakthrough in the development of bioelectronics.
20 Dec 2017
New theory to describe widely used material
A researcher has put forward a theoretical model that explains the coupling between ions and electrons in the widely used conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS. The model has profound implications for applications in printed electronics, energy storage in paper, and bioelectronics.
20 Dec 2017
IKEA Open Innovation Challenge in Printed Electronics
IKEA has invited a selection of companies to propose innovative ideas and technologies aiming at E-labels and/or Digital Communication Carriers.
6 Jul 2017
High-precision control of printed electronics
Printed electronic transistor circuits and displays, in which the colour of individual pixels can be changed, are two of many applications of ground-breaking research.