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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Edible Electronics: An All-Food Supercapacitor for Medical Applications

A fully edible supercapacitor has been developed from food-grade materials by researchers in the USA.

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Microchips made of paper: Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins named European Inventor Award 2016 finalists

The European Patent Office (EPO) has named Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins as one of three finalist teams for the European Inventor Award 2016 in the category “Research”.

New world record for polymer solar cells

Polymer solar cells could be cheaper and more reliable thanks to Swedish and Chinese researchers.

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Bulk and surface electron transport in topological insulator candidate YbB6

Striking similarity in key ingredients for topological insulators (TI) and effective thermoelectrics are announced.

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A new family of dielectric materials

A team from ICMMO (Institut de Chimie Moléculaire d’Orsay) of Université Paris-Saclay recently showed that entropy-stabilized oxides can be substituted by aliovalent elements with charge compensation mechanisms.

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Droop in phosphors

Droop, the decrease of efficiency with drive, is a major technology topic for InGaN-based light emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Ion-Gel Films for Organic Electronics

Ion-gels have possible applications in organic electronics due to their favorable electronic characteristics and good thermal and chemical stability.

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