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Tokyo Institute of Technology - TOKYO TECH - develops distinctive students with outstanding qualities of creativity and leadership. TOKYO TECH is making significant contributions to science and technology in many fields of expertise, creating new and powerful synergies. TOKYO TECH, being a research-based university, is dedicated to education and research, and to exploring knowledge in science and technology. Pursuing excellence, TOKYO TECH serves society and the world.
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2020
5 Oct 2020

Regional Development of Solid-State Batteries

The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market has driven the development, manufacture and sales of batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. In the meantime, a number of companies are betting on the next big energy storage technologies. Solid-state batteries are one of them.
14 Jul 2020

Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2020-2030: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
2019
12 Aug 2019

Towards a greener future with sustainable organic electronics

Scientists have modified a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties which could be used in organic electronic devices such as thin film transistors.
8 Aug 2019

Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Na Jiao
29 May 2019

A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries

Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
2018
30 Nov 2018

Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
3 Jul 2018

Carbon nanotubes for flexible, fingertip-wearable terahertz imagers

Researchers have developed flexible terahertz imagers based on chemically "tunable" carbon nanotube materials. The findings expand the scope of terahertz applications to include wrap-around, wearable technologies as well as large-area photonic devices.
2 Jul 2018

Using AI to understand volcanic eruptions from tiny ash

Scientists have shown that an artificial intelligence program called a Convolutional Neural Network can be trained to categorize volcanic ash particle shapes. Because the shapes of volcanic particles are linked to the type of volcanic eruption, this categorization can help provide information on eruptions and aid volcanic hazard mitigation efforts.
2 Apr 2018

A new way to find better battery materials

A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors — a key component of rechargeable batteries — could accelerate the development of high-energy lithium batteries, and possibly other energy storage and delivery devices such as fuel cells, researchers say.
2017
22 Nov 2017

Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories, Inc.

Toyota recently announced being in the final stages of development of a functioning all-solid-state battery for electric vehicles. Energy density is supposed to be 400 Wh/L (300 Wh/kg) at pack level.
2016
15 Dec 2016

A skillful rescue robot with remote-control function

A group of researchers developed a prototype construction robot for disaster relief situations. This prototype has drastically improved operability and mobility compared to conventional construction machines.
20 Oct 2016

Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics

Researchers have conducted experiments to determine the ferroelectric properties of an inorganic compound called hafnium oxide (HfO2) for the first time.
6 Jul 2016

Origins of deterioration in lithium batteries

Researchers use diffraction data from pulsed high-intensity neutrons to understand the reactions that deteriorate lithium batteries during operation.
9 Jun 2016

Amorphous thin film using unique sputtering target material

AGC Asahi Glass has developed a uniform amorphous thin film using a unique sputtering target material, and has started industrialization and commercial production of the material.
17 May 2016

Ingestible origami robot for button battery removal

In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.
30 Mar 2016

Solid electrolytes open doors to solid-state batteries

Japanese scientists have synthesized two crystal materials that show great promise as solid electrolytes.
2015
10 Nov 2015

A potential control over superconductivity

An applied potential can reversibly induce a superconducting-insulator transition in lithium titanate thin films, report researchers.
19 May 2015

Performance and durability combine in liquid crystal transistors

Researchers have designed a smectic liquid crystal that overcomes many of the challenges posed by organic field effect transistor materials.
14 Apr 2015

Perpetuus Advanced Materials agreement with Graphene Platform Corp

Japan's Graphene Platform Corporation signs preliminary agreement to purchase DBD Plasma Reactors from Perpetuus Advanced Materials.
19 Jan 2015

New Supercapacitor Advances in Japan

Supercapacitor sales are mostly about automotive, with Chinese buses being the main destination of Ioxus and Maxwell supercapacitors and Japanese cars the main users of Nippon ChemiCon supercapacitors. French cars are the main users of Batscap supercapacitors and so on. IDTechEx analysts regularly visit many supercapacitor and lithium-ion capacitor (supercabattery) manufacturers and users in Japan the center of the global EV industry, with Toyota the leader by a large margin. Here are some of the findings.