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Stretchable electronics
Electronic devices become smaller, lighter, faster and more powerful with each passing year. Currently, however, electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc., are rigid. But what if they could be made bendable or stretchy? According to the University of Delaware's Bingqing Wei, stretchable electronics are the future of mobile electronics, leading giants such as IBM, Sony and Nokia to incorporate the technology into their products. (2012-12-14)

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances
Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays. (2015-07-02)

Surrey's simplified circuit design could revolutionise how wearables are manufactured
Researchers have demonstrated the use of a ground-breaking circuit design that could transform manufacturing processes for wearable technology. (2020-08-03)

Using LEGO® blocks to develop stretchable electronics
A new article shows how toy bricks, such as LEGO® blocks, are not only for children -- in the hands of engineers, they can become a powerful laboratory tool for conducting sophisticated tasks. (2016-01-19)

Georgia Tech's Walt de Heer awarded Materials Research Society Medal
The Materials Research Society awarded Walter A. de Heer, professor of physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the MRS Medal at its annual fall meeting in Boston today. De Heer was cited by the society for his (2010-12-02)

VTT's expansion of the printed electronics production environment earns international award
VTT achieved recognition at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2012 Awards for its development of a pilot facility for large surface area component assembly and plastic-integrated electronics. VTT was declared winner of the Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award. The IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA competition recognizes outstanding innovation, development and commercialization in the printed electronics industry. (2013-01-25)

Functional oxide thin films create new field of oxide electronics
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed the first functional oxide thin films that can be used efficiently in electronics, opening the door to an array of new high-power devices and smart sensors. This is the first time that researchers have been able to produce positively charged (p-type) conduction and negatively charged (n-type) conduction in a single oxide material, launching a new era in oxide electronics. (2012-03-07)

Breakthrough in flexible electronics enabled by inorganic-based laser lift-off
A research team headed by professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST provides an easier methodology to realize high performance flexible electronics by using the Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off. (2014-11-25)

Stable power supply thanks to wind turbines
Wind turbines can help keep the voltage in the electricity network at a constant level. The power electronics in the turbines can effectively correct peaks and dips in the mains voltage. This is the conclusion reached by NWO-funded researchers. (2001-10-08)

New technology platform for molecule-based electronics
Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new nanotechnology platform for the development of molecule-based electronic components using the wonder material graphene. (2012-02-09)

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric
A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics. (2017-12-07)

High-temperature electronics? That's hot
A new organic polymer blend allows plastic electronics to function in high temperatures without sacrificing performance. (2018-12-06)

Cfaed starts a research project on organic electronics with the University of Brasília
On April 1, the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden of TU Dresden starts a binational three-year research project on organic electronics with the University of Brasília. (2014-03-31)

Nottingham leads £18 million national power electronics research center
A new £18 million national research centre into power electronics, a technology that underpins and is vital to UK industry and the economy, is to be led by academics at The University of Nottingham. (2013-07-01)

New bimetallic alloy nanoparticles for printed electronic circuits
A Toyohashi Tech researcher, in cooperation with researchers at Duke University, has invented a production method for oxidation-resistant copper alloy nanoparticles for printed electronics. These novel nanoparticles were produced by an environmentally friendly and economical 'wire explosion' method. This invention will expand the application range of printed electronics. (2016-01-05)

First self-powered device with wireless data transmission
Scientists are reporting development of the first self-powered nano-device that can transmit data wirelessly over long distances. In a study in ACS's journal Nano Letters, they say it proves the feasibility of a futuristic genre of tiny implantable medical sensors, airborne and stationary surveillance cameras and sensors, wearable personal electronics, and other devices that operate independently without batteries on energy collected from the environment. (2011-06-15)

New graphene-based material could revolutionize electronics industry
The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has been invented by a team from the University of Exeter. Called GraphExeter, the material could revolutionize the creation of wearable electronic devices, such as clothing containing computers, phones and MP3 players. (2012-04-27)

Nano-Science Center to coordinate EU-project
The Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen has been chosen to coordinate a research appropriation of 2.5 million euros from the European Union's Seventh Framework Program. (2007-12-18)

Stretchable electronics report how you feel
Electronics that can be bent and stretched might sound like science fiction. But Uppsala researcher Zhigang Wu, working with collaborators, has devised a wireless sensor that can stand to be stretched. For example, the sensor can measure intensive body movements and wirelessly send information directly to a computer. The findings are now being presented in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. (2011-06-16)

Ushering in ultrafast cluster electronics
A new computational method can help fast track the development of tiny, ultrafast electronic devices made from small clusters of molecules. (2019-04-03)

Chemistry research could produce faster computers
Chemists at the University of Liverpool are helping to create future electronics based on molecules for faster and smaller computers. (2006-07-11)

Paintable electronics? NIST studies spray-on manufacturing of transistors
A multidisciplinary research team at NIST has found that an organic semiconductor may be a viable candidate for creating large-area electronics, such as solar cells and displays that can be sprayed onto a surface as easily as paint. (2010-04-01)

Flexible electronic devices with roll-to-roll overmolding technology
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has, for the first time, performed all manufacturing stages for a flexible in-moulded LED foil -in roll-to-roll process. The purpose of this demo is to prove the suitability of the technique for the highly cost-effective manufacture of products such as flexible LED displays containing printed electronics. (2017-03-28)

Organic electronics can use power from socket
Organic light-emitting devices and printed electronics can be connected to a socket in the wall by way of a small, inexpensive organic converter, developed in a collaboration between Linköping University and Umeå University. (2017-03-21)

IGERT fellows to design biodevices using flexible electronics
Growing interest in using flexible electronics for next-generation biomedical devices has prompted the creation of a new graduate student research program at Cornell, funded by the National Science Foundation. (2007-09-17)

Electric energy security, savings goals of power electronics research
Power electronics technology uses electronic circuits to convert and control electric energy with optimum efficiency. This technology is part of most electrically powered machines and devices, from railroad trains and industrial robots to telephones. Center for Power Electronics researchers have made significant contributions to powering the generation of microprocessors; integration of power electronics components, such as circuits and sensors; and standardizing the assembly of power converters. (2004-12-09)

Learning from lizards
Geckos are masters at sticking to surfaces of all kinds and easily unsticking themselves. Inspired by these lizards, a team of engineers has developed a reversible adhesion method for printing electronics on a variety of tricky surfaces such as clothes, plastic and leather. Designed by researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the stamp easily can pick up electronic devices from a silicon surface and print them on a curved surface. (2010-09-20)

Disappearing act
An interdisciplinary team including Northwestern University researchers is the first to demonstrate (2012-09-27)

Flexible electronics hold promise for consumer applications
New research from Wake Forest University has advanced the field of plastic-based flexible electronics by developing, for the first time, an extremely large molecule that is stable, possesses excellent electrical properties, and inexpensive to produce. (2011-08-29)

WSU researchers create super-stretchable metallic conductors for flexible electronics
Washington State University researchers have discovered how to stretch metal films used in flexible electronics to twice their size without breaking. The discovery could lead to dramatic improvements and addresses one of the biggest challenges in flexible electronics, an industry still in its infancy with applications such as bendable batteries, robotic skins, wearable monitoring devices and sensors, and connected fabrics. (2015-09-08)

Signature analysis of single molecules using their noise signals
Japanese researchers obtain unique noise signatures from single molecules interacting with carbon nanotube-based electronic devices. (2017-07-11)

Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics
New technique uses liquid metals to create large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth to produce integrated circuits. (2017-02-17)

Transistor-integrated cooling for a more powerful chip
EPFL researchers have created a single chip that combines a transistor and micro-fluidic cooling system. Their research, which has been published in Nature, should help save energy and further shrink the size of electronic components. (2020-09-09)

Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected self-healing mechanism
Northwestern University researchers find that silver nanowires can withstand strong cyclic loads, which is a key attribute needed for flexible electronics. (2015-01-23)

The first chemical circuit developed
Klas Tybrandt, doctoral student in organic electronics at Linkoping University, Sweden, has developed an integrated chemical chip. The results have just been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications. (2012-05-29)

Nanoengineers develop basis for electronics that stretch at the molecular level
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function? (2014-05-02)

Researchers take first steps to create biodegradable displays for electronics
Americans, on average, replace their mobile phones every 22 months, junking more than 150 million phones a year in the process. Now,University of Missouri researchers are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays. The researchers' advancements could one day help reduce electronic waste in the world's landfills. (2015-10-15)

Wayne State's new flexible electronics technology may lead to new medical uses
A Wayne State University researcher has developed technology that opens new possibilities for health care and medical applications of electronic devices. (2012-08-30)

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics by using functionalized graphene nanoflakes. The results will be published in the renowned journal Nature Communications. (2016-04-29)

A new window to understanding the brain
A team of researchers has demonstrated that syringe-injectable mesh electronics can stably record neural activity in mice for eight months or more, with none of the inflammation produced by traditional implanted probes. (2016-08-29)

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