Carbononics – a new special issue in pss RRL

A Carbononics special issue in pss RRL – integrating electronics, photonics and spintronics with graphene quantum dots.

Inkjet Printed Polyimide Films for Capacitors

Fan Zhang, Christopher Tuck, Richard Hague, Yinfeng He, Ehab Saleh, You Li, Craig Sturgess and Ricky Wildman present the first continuous fabrication of inkjet-printed polyimide films in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. The films were then used as insulating layers in capacitors. Polyimide films are traditionally fabricated by lithography, requiring the use of photoresist that […]

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Nitrogen Doping of Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada and Washington State University Tri-Cities in the US manipulated the structure of CNTs by introducing nitrogen between carbon atoms in CNTs, and succeeded in improving the charge storage capacity of CNT/polymer nanocomposites.

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Remote control actuation goes down to nanoscale

Nano-actuated magneto-mechanical devices can change shape on command using a remote magnetic external stimulus, with a control at the subnanometer scale.

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Handwritten, soft circuit boards using nanoparticles

This video shows that it is possible to ‘mechanically sinter’ liquid metal nanoparticles to form soft, electrically conductive traces by hand.

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Mimicking human skin with haptic pressure sensors

Chen et al. have developed haptic memory arrays which can detect and retain external pressure distribution.

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Towards economic conjugated polymers

Hu’s group at SCUT investigate alkyne-based multicomponent polymerization to afford polymers from three or more kinds of monomers in a one-pot procedure.

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Shallow donor in natural MoS2

Molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) has recently emerged as one of the most promising two-dimensional semiconductors. Impressive field-effect transistors, integrated circuits, phototransistors and sensors based on single and multilayers exfoliated from natural MoS2 have been demonstrated. However, the donor that gives rise to free carriers in the devices is still not known. Investigation of the electronic structure […]

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International Year of Light: Transfer Printing

John Rogers and co-workers present recent progress in the development of optoelectronic devices and their implementation enabled by micro-transfer printing.

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1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics

The 1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics was held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), from 27–29 September, 2015.