24 Nov 2020
Magnetic Spray Turns Creates Millirobots for Biomedical Applications
An easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray was developed in a joint research. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk, or roll on different surfaces. As the magnetic coating is biocompatible and can be disintegrated into powders when needed, this technology demonstrates the potential for biomedical applications, including catheter navigation and drug delivery.
18 Sep 2020
Anti-Bacterial Graphene Face Masks
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
16 Jul 2020
Merging Solar Cell, Liquid Battery Produces Long-Lasting Solar Storage
Chemists have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery, a way to generate, store and redeliver renewable electricity from the sun in one device.
21 May 2019
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot
Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
26 Feb 2019
Improving stability and optical properties of perovskite films
Metal halide perovskites are regarded as next generation materials for light emitting devices. A recent joint-research has developed a new and efficient fabrication approach to produce all-inorganic perovskite films with better optical properties and stability, enabling the development of high colour-purity and low-cost perovskite LEDs with a high operational lifetime.
28 Sep 2018
Robotic millipede for drug delivery
A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments could pave way for medical technology advancement such as drugs delivery in human body.
22 Aug 2018
World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics
A research team has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics.
21 May 2018
Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones
Scientists in Hong Kong and China have combined a semi-transparent arrangement of anodes and cathodes with a transparent electrolyte to make the first ever photoluminescent microbattery that can simultaneously act as a power supply and a full-colour display.
4 Apr 2018
Knitting electronics with yarn batteries
Researchers have developed a rechargeable yarn battery that is waterproof and flexible. It also can be cut into pieces and still work.
5 Jul 2017
Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitors
To make supercapacitors fit for future electrics demands like, for example, wearables and paper electronics researchers are searching for ways to endow them with mechanical flexibility.
27 Jun 2012
Exploring Opportunities for Printed Electronics in East Asia
There have been three billion-dollar success stories in printed and organic electronics so far - and in each Asia has been a key driving factor.
14 Nov 2011
ASU and University of Hong Kong advance flexible electronics
ASU is already a leader in developing flexible electronics through its Flexible Display Center, created in 2004 through a cooperative agreement with the United States Army Research Laboratory.