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Electrospinning is a technique that produces ultra-fine fibers that are up to 100 times thinner than a human hair. These fibers are collected on glass or on foils in an unstructured, wide mesh net. When conductive materials are spun, flexible conductive transparent electrodes could be produced.
Until now, different conductive paths had to be manufactured in several steps in time-consuming processes. With photochemical metallization this is now possible in one single step on flexible substrates.
Researchers have developed a new way to create some of the world?s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment.
Experimental physicists have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and can screen magnetic fields.
Leading innovation could transform everyday products (like your milk carton) into intelligent smart devices.
Researchers Use Flash Light Interactions to Improve Silver Nanowires for Flexible Transparent Conducting Electrodes
Flexible transparent conducting electrodes (FTCEs) are an essential element of flexible optoelectronics for next-generation wearable displays, augmented reality (AR), and the Internet of Things...
Discovery breaks resolution limitations in microscopy; Potential applications in high precision failure inspection and biological research.
Researchers have developed a method to select semiconducting nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes.
In the past six years, the project 'Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials' intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact on humans and on the environment.
Large quantities of high-quality 2D hexagonal boron nitride can be produced by diffusion and segregation of chemical vapour deposits.
A research team at North Carolina State University (NC State) has developed a new method for changing positively charged (p-type) reduced graphene oxide (rGO) into negatively charged (n-type) rGO....
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.
A recent study has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells which sets a new world-record efficiency performance, in particular photostability.
By capping liquids with graphene, an ultrathin sheet of pure carbon, researchers have revitalized and extended a powerful technique to image surfaces.
Researchers have developed a new method to create films of porous metal-organic frameworks fully aligned on inorganic substrates. The method is simple, requiring only that the substrate and an organic linker are mixed under mild conditions, and fast, producing perfectly aligned films within minutes.
NewsFlexible electronics are circuits and systems that can be bent, folded, stretched or conformed without losing their functionality.Contributed Author: Georgia Institute of TechnologyTopics: Engineering
Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns.
Researchers have developed biocompatible, water-based inks containing graphene and related layered materials as building blocks for ink-jet printable electronic devices.
CRS Report on Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress Includes Nanotechnology and the NNI
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a March 14, 2017, report entitled Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress. The report outlines science and technology policy issues that may come before the 115th Congress. The report notes that, given the rapid pace of science and technology advancement and its importance in many diverse public policy issues, issues not discussed in this report may come before Congress. The selected issues are grouped into nine categories. The category Physical and Material Sciences includes the subcategory “Nanotechnology and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).” The report states that development of this field has been fostered by “significant and sustained” public investments in nanotechnology research and development (R&D). In 2001, President Clinton launched the NNI to accelerate and focus nanotechnology R&D to achieve scientific breakthroughs and to enable the development of new materials, tools, and products. According to the report, more than 60 nations subsequently established programs similar to the NNI. Through fiscal year (FY) 2016, Congress appropriated approximately $21.8 billion for nanotechnology R&D; the President requested $1.4 billion in FY 2017 funding. In 2003, Congress enacted the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (P.L. 108-153), providing a legislative foundation for some of the activities of the NNI, establishing programs, assigning agency responsibilities, and setting authorization levels through FY 2008. The report notes that although legislation has been introduced in successive Congresses to amend and reauthorize the Act, none has been enacted into law. According to the report, Congress “has directed its attention primarily to three topics that may affect the realization of nanotechnology’s hoped-for potential: R&D funding; U.S. competitiveness; and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns.”