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Transparent Antennas: Emerging Application for Transparent Conductors

Transparent Antennas: Emerging Application for Transparent Conductors

Advanced Materials World
May 18, 2022
Highly Efficient Large-Area Perovskite For Next Generation Displays

Highly Efficient Large-Area Perovskite For Next Generation Displays

Metal halide perovskites have very narrow spectral emission, excellent color purity, low material cost, and wide and easy color-tunability. Based on these advantages, perovskites are considered as a promising high color purity light emitter which can replace the conventional organic and inorganic quantum dot light emitters in displays and solid-state lighting technologies.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants. The series is the first dedicated, light-curable adhesive product line to be specifically formulated without common skin irritants and materials of concern for medical wearable and electronics applications.
External Company Press Release
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?

Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?

Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
Advanced Materials World
May 10, 2022
New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Carbon Utilization

New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Carbon Utilization

As mitigating the effects of climate change becomes one of the world's top priorities, carbon dioxide utilization (CO2U) technologies have been set forth as part of the solution.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Silica Aerogels' Emerging Role in Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Silica Aerogels' Emerging Role in Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Silica aerogels are gaining traction as thermal barriers in lithium-ion batteries. This premium article will provide further analysis of the trends and players in this field.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
PHA Biopolyesters

PHA Biopolyesters

PHAs are a class of biopolyesters produced by microbes fed with sugar and fatty feedstocks such as organic waste. Their renewability, as well as their biodegradability, make these materials suitable alternatives to fossil-based plastics, particularly for applications in single-use plastics, yet historically PHA suppliers have struggled with high prices and low production. Recent developments in the industry, as well as the rising cost of brent crude, are making these biopolyesters more competitive against fossil-based plastics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 2

European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 2

This premium article is IDTechEx's second article delving into the European Microwave Week Event. The focus of these articles will be on mmWave technology trends and packaging technologies, as well as advancements in high power MMICs (GaN/GaAs) and front-end modules for 5G/6G telecom applications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 1

European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 1

This premium article is one of two delving into the European Microwave Week Event. The focus of these articles will be on mmWave technology trends and packaging technologies, as well as advancements in high power MMICs (GaN/GaAs) and front-end modules for 5G/6G telecom applications.
External Company Press Release
2D Experimental Pilot Line to Test Graphene-Based Sensors

2D Experimental Pilot Line to Test Graphene-Based Sensors

The 2D Experimental Pilot Line has launched its first customisable wafer run. As one of five multi-project wafer runs, this first phase targets sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs.
Advanced Materials World
May 5, 2022
The Rise of the Carbon Nanotube Battery

The Rise of the Carbon Nanotube Battery

It is impossible to avoid headlines about the "graphene battery"; the concept of this Nobel Prize winning nanomaterial revolutionizing the energy storage market is naturally very enticing, but it is graphene's older sibling carbon nanotubes that have progressed beyond the hype and disillusionment phases of their commercial journey by finding a value-add high volume energy storage adoption.
Advanced Materials World
May 3, 2022
Metal Additive Manufacturing: Don't Tell Me, Show Me

Metal Additive Manufacturing: Don't Tell Me, Show Me

Since 3D Systems commercialized stereolithography 30 years ago, 3D printer manufacturers who invented their own proprietary technology predominantly followed the same business strategy: selling their printers to customers. Until recently, it was the norm for established and rising 3D printing players, both in metal and polymer additive manufacturing, to follow the same path.
Advanced Materials World
May 3, 2022
Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density. Researchers have exploited this latter characteristic to devise a practical new way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.
Advanced Materials World
May 2, 2022
Discovery of the One-Way Superconductor, Thought to be Impossible

Discovery of the One-Way Superconductor, Thought to be Impossible

Researchers have discovered one-way superconductivity without magnetic fields, something that was thought to be impossible ever since its discovery in 1911 - up till now. The discovery makes use of 2D quantum materials and paves the way towards superconducting computing. Superconductors can make electronics hundreds of times faster, all with zero energy loss.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 27, 2022
Evaluating the Sustainability of 3D Electronics

Evaluating the Sustainability of 3D Electronics

As electronics being increasingly ubiquitous, there is a clear trend toward greater integration. Rather than simply making space for a rigid 2D circuit board (PCB) within the product, electronic functionality will be either mounted conformally onto surfaces or incorporated within the structural materials.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Plant Polysaccharide Bioplastics

Plant Polysaccharide Bioplastics

Single-use plastics account for between 30-50% of all plastic applications. Eliminating single-use plastics poses opportunities for alternative materials to supplant their applications. Materials that are biodegradable and home compostable, rather than requiring industrial composting, are particularly valuable. For this reason, there is much interest around plant polysaccharides as a source of biodegradable material. In this premium article, IDTechEx discusses three key polysaccharides derived from plants and seaweeds: nanocellulose, thermoplastic starch, and seaweed-derived hydrocolloids.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 25, 2022
Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but is relatively expensive to make and can only be manufactured in stiff panels. Perovskite solar cells offer an intriguing alternative; they can be printed from inks, making them low cost, high efficiency, thin, lightweight and flexible.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 22, 2022
A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

The future certainly looks sunny for solar cells equipped with two electricity-generating semiconductors. With good reason - their potential efficiency is far higher than that of conventional single solar cells. They can also be lighter and more flexible, depending on their component materials.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 20, 2022
Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Have you ever wondered if bacteria make distinctive sounds? If we could listen to bacteria, we would be able to know whether they are alive or not. When bacteria are killed using an antibiotic, those sounds would stop - unless of course the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic. This is exactly what a team of researchers have managed to do: they captured low-level noise of a single bacterium using graphene.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Materials at LOPEC 2022

Event Summary: Materials at LOPEC 2022

This premium article delves into the LOPEC 2022 event, held from 22nd-24th March, which IDTechEx attended in-person. It will focus on materials, with an analysis of the most interesting and commercially relevant companies in the fields of copper-based conductive inks, transparent conductors, other conductive inks, and non-conductive materials.
Advanced Materials World
May 18, 2022
Highly Efficient Large-Area Perovskite For Next Generation Displays

Highly Efficient Large-Area Perovskite For Next Generation Displays

Metal halide perovskites have very narrow spectral emission, excellent color purity, low material cost, and wide and easy color-tunability. Based on these advantages, perovskites are considered as a promising high color purity light emitter which can replace the conventional organic and inorganic quantum dot light emitters in displays and solid-state lighting technologies.
External Company Press Release
Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?

Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?

Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Silica Aerogels' Emerging Role in Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Silica Aerogels' Emerging Role in Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Silica aerogels are gaining traction as thermal barriers in lithium-ion batteries. This premium article will provide further analysis of the trends and players in this field.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 2

European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 2

This premium article is IDTechEx's second article delving into the European Microwave Week Event. The focus of these articles will be on mmWave technology trends and packaging technologies, as well as advancements in high power MMICs (GaN/GaAs) and front-end modules for 5G/6G telecom applications.
External Company Press Release
2D Experimental Pilot Line to Test Graphene-Based Sensors

2D Experimental Pilot Line to Test Graphene-Based Sensors

The 2D Experimental Pilot Line has launched its first customisable wafer run. As one of five multi-project wafer runs, this first phase targets sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs.
Advanced Materials World
May 3, 2022
Metal Additive Manufacturing: Don't Tell Me, Show Me

Metal Additive Manufacturing: Don't Tell Me, Show Me

Since 3D Systems commercialized stereolithography 30 years ago, 3D printer manufacturers who invented their own proprietary technology predominantly followed the same business strategy: selling their printers to customers. Until recently, it was the norm for established and rising 3D printing players, both in metal and polymer additive manufacturing, to follow the same path.
Advanced Materials World
May 2, 2022
Discovery of the One-Way Superconductor, Thought to be Impossible

Discovery of the One-Way Superconductor, Thought to be Impossible

Researchers have discovered one-way superconductivity without magnetic fields, something that was thought to be impossible ever since its discovery in 1911 - up till now. The discovery makes use of 2D quantum materials and paves the way towards superconducting computing. Superconductors can make electronics hundreds of times faster, all with zero energy loss.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Plant Polysaccharide Bioplastics

Plant Polysaccharide Bioplastics

Single-use plastics account for between 30-50% of all plastic applications. Eliminating single-use plastics poses opportunities for alternative materials to supplant their applications. Materials that are biodegradable and home compostable, rather than requiring industrial composting, are particularly valuable. For this reason, there is much interest around plant polysaccharides as a source of biodegradable material. In this premium article, IDTechEx discusses three key polysaccharides derived from plants and seaweeds: nanocellulose, thermoplastic starch, and seaweed-derived hydrocolloids.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 22, 2022
A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

A Tandem to Fast-track Photovoltaics' Advance

The future certainly looks sunny for solar cells equipped with two electricity-generating semiconductors. With good reason - their potential efficiency is far higher than that of conventional single solar cells. They can also be lighter and more flexible, depending on their component materials.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Materials at LOPEC 2022

Event Summary: Materials at LOPEC 2022

This premium article delves into the LOPEC 2022 event, held from 22nd-24th March, which IDTechEx attended in-person. It will focus on materials, with an analysis of the most interesting and commercially relevant companies in the fields of copper-based conductive inks, transparent conductors, other conductive inks, and non-conductive materials.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants. The series is the first dedicated, light-curable adhesive product line to be specifically formulated without common skin irritants and materials of concern for medical wearable and electronics applications.
Advanced Materials World
May 10, 2022
New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Carbon Utilization

New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Carbon Utilization

As mitigating the effects of climate change becomes one of the world's top priorities, carbon dioxide utilization (CO2U) technologies have been set forth as part of the solution.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
PHA Biopolyesters

PHA Biopolyesters

PHAs are a class of biopolyesters produced by microbes fed with sugar and fatty feedstocks such as organic waste. Their renewability, as well as their biodegradability, make these materials suitable alternatives to fossil-based plastics, particularly for applications in single-use plastics, yet historically PHA suppliers have struggled with high prices and low production. Recent developments in the industry, as well as the rising cost of brent crude, are making these biopolyesters more competitive against fossil-based plastics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 1

European Microwave Week Event 2022 — Part 1

This premium article is one of two delving into the European Microwave Week Event. The focus of these articles will be on mmWave technology trends and packaging technologies, as well as advancements in high power MMICs (GaN/GaAs) and front-end modules for 5G/6G telecom applications.
Advanced Materials World
May 5, 2022
The Rise of the Carbon Nanotube Battery

The Rise of the Carbon Nanotube Battery

It is impossible to avoid headlines about the "graphene battery"; the concept of this Nobel Prize winning nanomaterial revolutionizing the energy storage market is naturally very enticing, but it is graphene's older sibling carbon nanotubes that have progressed beyond the hype and disillusionment phases of their commercial journey by finding a value-add high volume energy storage adoption.
Advanced Materials World
May 3, 2022
Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density. Researchers have exploited this latter characteristic to devise a practical new way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 27, 2022
Evaluating the Sustainability of 3D Electronics

Evaluating the Sustainability of 3D Electronics

As electronics being increasingly ubiquitous, there is a clear trend toward greater integration. Rather than simply making space for a rigid 2D circuit board (PCB) within the product, electronic functionality will be either mounted conformally onto surfaces or incorporated within the structural materials.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 25, 2022
Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

Cheaper Solar Cells Could be on the Way

New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but is relatively expensive to make and can only be manufactured in stiff panels. Perovskite solar cells offer an intriguing alternative; they can be printed from inks, making them low cost, high efficiency, thin, lightweight and flexible.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 20, 2022
Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane

Have you ever wondered if bacteria make distinctive sounds? If we could listen to bacteria, we would be able to know whether they are alive or not. When bacteria are killed using an antibiotic, those sounds would stop - unless of course the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic. This is exactly what a team of researchers have managed to do: they captured low-level noise of a single bacterium using graphene.
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