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2011-08-01 16:53:15

Rice University develops indium-free transparent, flexible electrodes Flexible, transparent electronics are closer to reality with the creation of graphene-based electrodes at Rice University. The lab of Rice chemist James Tour lab has created thin films that could revolutionize touch-screen displays, solar panels and LED lighting. The research was reported in the online edition of ACS Nano. Flexible, see-through video screens may be the "killer app" that finally puts graphene -- the highly...

2011-07-30 01:58:27

Scientists show that non-volatile memory made from a sandwich of silver nanoparticle-laced plastic retains its on/off state over a wider voltage range when operating at toasty temperatures. Plastics are cheap, flexible, and relatively easy to manufacture, but they can also be more heat sensitive than other materials such as metals. The same goes for plastic (or organic) electronics, which offer the promise of foldable displays or thin, inexpensive devices, but react to temperature swings...

2011-04-05 08:47:00

DUSSELDORF, Germany, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plextronics, Inc. and Coatema hosted a masterclass as part of the Printed Electronics Europe tradeshow being held this week in Dusseldorf, Germany. The class, "Thin Film Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies, Markets," was held on Monday, April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Coatema's facility in Dormagen, Germany. The masterclass included manufacturing demonstrations on Coatema's roll-to-roll coating lines, including the Deskcoater,...

2011-03-30 16:19:52

Researchers from North Carolina State University have investigated the viability of a technique called "spincasting" for creating thin films of nanoparticles on an underlying substrate "“ an important step in the creation of materials with a variety of uses, from optics to electronics. Spincasting, which utilizes centrifugal force to distribute a liquid onto a solid substrate, already has a variety of uses. For example, it is used in the electronics industry to deposit organic thin...

2010-11-04 16:35:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NovaCentrix, a leader in printed electronics manufacturing technologies, announced today that U.S. Patent #7,820,097 entitled "Electrical, Plating and Catalytic Uses of Metal Nanomaterial Compositions" has been issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. NovaCentrix's patent covers in part the use of flash lamps to sinter metal-based inks and materials on low-temperature substrates such as paper and plastic and includes high-speed and...

2009-11-10 10:08:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Transparent Conductive Films for Flexible Electronics 2010-2020 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0158661/Transparent-Conductive-Films-for-Flexible-Electronics-2010-2020.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire This report focuses on the requirements and achievements to date on the topic of flexible transparent conductors, where high...

2009-05-21 06:30:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, today announced that it will be conducting a webinar titled, ITO Market Opportunities that will take place on June 16th, 2009 at 10:00 AM EDT (GMT -4:00). Details of the event follow below. Persons interested in registering for the event may do so on the NanoMarkets website at http://www.nanomarkets.net/webinars. An early registration rate is being offered through June 9th. About the Event:...

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2009-02-13 08:58:01

A new ink developed by researchers at the University of Illinois allows them to write their own silver linings. The ink, composed of silver nanoparticles, can be used in electronic and optoelectronic applications to create flexible, stretchable and spanning microelectrodes that carry signals from one circuit element to another. The printed microelectrodes can withstand repeated bending and stretching with minimal change in their electrical properties. In a paper to be published Feb. 12, by...

2009-02-12 13:32:50

U.S. scientists say they've developed a silver nanoparticle ink that can create flexible, stretchable and spanning microelectrodes. University of Illinois Professor Jennifer Lewis and colleagues said such printed microelectrodes can withstand repeated bending and stretching with minimal change in their electrical properties. Unlike inkjet or screen printing, our approach enables the microelectrodes to be printed out-of-plane, allowing them to directly cross pre-existing patterned features...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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