Anisotropic Conductive Films by Shear-Flow

Anisotropic conductive films can be produced by shear flow that induces the self-assembly of conductive fillers (like carbon nanotubes, graphene or inexpensive carbon black) into parallel stripes in a polymer matrix.

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3D printing of complex micro-objectives

Researchers at University of Stuttgart created optical lenses which are hardly larger than a human hair.

A solution for low loss, three-dimensional structures at optical frequencies

Sheng Liu, Igal Brener, Mike Sinclair and other co-workers from Sandia National Laboratories demonstrated both two-dimensional and multilayer (3D) dielectric metamaterials made from III-V semiconductors (elements from groups III and V on the periodic table) using a monolithic fabrication process.

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Surface recombination in III-nitride LEDs: negligible or important?

Researchers have carried out a simulation study choosing two state-of-the-art commercial high-power LED chips as prototypes.

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Solution processed patterning for organic functional materials

Researchers in China have developed a simple technique for patterning functional organic materials over a large area via an indirect, solution processable method.

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Nanoscale Electrodes for Flexible Electronics by Swelling Controlled Cracking

A new, economical approach to fabricate nanogap electrodes on flexible substrates is developed.

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Conductive Polymeric Biomaterials

Different mechanisms for imparting conductivity to non-conductive polymeric biomaterials are discussed in a review by Patton et. al.

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Graphene Reinforced Carbon Nanotube Networks for Strain Sensing Application

A wearable strain sensor is developed that could sensitively respond to cyclic small strain.

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Electrolytes for improved safety of Li-Ion batteries

Renjie Chen and co-workers developed a nanogelator-based solid electrolyte that improves the safety of Li-ion batteries.

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Soft Robotics for Physical Therapies

Researchers in Singapore have developed a strain-sensing actuator for rehabilitation and diagnostic devices for patient mobility and dexterity.

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