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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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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