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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
Apr 12, 2022
Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of researchers has leveraged quantum mechanics to optimize the active layer within a device known as an inverted perovskite solar cell - a technology that could one day result in mass-market solar cells that a fraction of those currently on the market.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 7, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Entering the Next Stage in Their Commercial Journey. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the carbon nanotube industry including: 10-year market outlook for CNTs; deep dive into the energy storage market; assessment of other key applications; and more.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 6, 2022
High Thermal Conductivity TIM from Henkel

High Thermal Conductivity TIM from Henkel

Staying ahead of thermal management requirements for increasingly challenging datacom, telecom and industrial automation applications, Henkel today announced the commercialization of its latest gel thermal interface material (TIM), BERGQUIST® LIQUI FORM TLF 10000.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 1, 2022
Study Sheds new Light on Promising Photvoltaic Material

Study Sheds new Light on Promising Photvoltaic Material

A study takes a fresh look at what could become the first step toward a new generation of solar batteries. The study examines the structure of metal halide perovskites, materials promising for their ability to turn light into electric energy, known as photovoltaic conversion.
External Company Press Release
Alfa Chemistry: Graphene-like Materials Have Broad Prospects

Alfa Chemistry: Graphene-like Materials Have Broad Prospects

Graphene has aroused great interest in the research circle and stimulates innovation in a wide range of fields for excellent performance. With similar properties to graphene, graphene-like materials have now been theoretically or practically explored.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 1, 2022
Webinar and Q&A - 3D Electronics: The Road to Greater Integration

Webinar and Q&A - 3D Electronics: The Road to Greater Integration

Thursday 7 April 2022 - This webinar includes discussion of the various approaches of manufacturing 3D electronics, their differentiating factors, readiness level, and the applications to which they are best suited; Case studies showing how 3D electronics can be used in many different applications; and much more.
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.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 12, 2022
Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

Progress with Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of researchers has leveraged quantum mechanics to optimize the active layer within a device known as an inverted perovskite solar cell - a technology that could one day result in mass-market solar cells that a fraction of those currently on the market.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 6, 2022
High Thermal Conductivity TIM from Henkel

High Thermal Conductivity TIM from Henkel

Staying ahead of thermal management requirements for increasingly challenging datacom, telecom and industrial automation applications, Henkel today announced the commercialization of its latest gel thermal interface material (TIM), BERGQUIST® LIQUI FORM TLF 10000.
External Company Press Release
Alfa Chemistry: Graphene-like Materials Have Broad Prospects

Alfa Chemistry: Graphene-like Materials Have Broad Prospects

Graphene has aroused great interest in the research circle and stimulates innovation in a wide range of fields for excellent performance. With similar properties to graphene, graphene-like materials have now been theoretically or practically explored.
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.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 7, 2022
Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Carbon Nanotubes

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Entering the Next Stage in Their Commercial Journey. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the carbon nanotube industry including: 10-year market outlook for CNTs; deep dive into the energy storage market; assessment of other key applications; and more.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 1, 2022
Study Sheds new Light on Promising Photvoltaic Material

Study Sheds new Light on Promising Photvoltaic Material

A study takes a fresh look at what could become the first step toward a new generation of solar batteries. The study examines the structure of metal halide perovskites, materials promising for their ability to turn light into electric energy, known as photovoltaic conversion.
Advanced Materials World
Apr 1, 2022
Webinar and Q&A - 3D Electronics: The Road to Greater Integration

Webinar and Q&A - 3D Electronics: The Road to Greater Integration

Thursday 7 April 2022 - This webinar includes discussion of the various approaches of manufacturing 3D electronics, their differentiating factors, readiness level, and the applications to which they are best suited; Case studies showing how 3D electronics can be used in many different applications; and much more.
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