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Interfaces targeted in solid state Li-ion battery research
Interfaces targeted in solid state Li-ion battery research13.12.2017 - 23:39

A three year project undertaken at the US Sandia National Laboratories has determined the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces is a major obstacle to efforts to improve solid-state lithium-ion battery performance. “The underlying goal of the work is to make solid-state batteries more efficient and to improve the interfaces bet...



New silicon structure opens the gate to quantum computers
New silicon structure opens the gate to quantum computers13.12.2017 - 23:33

Researchers at Princeton University have constructed silicon hardware that can control quantum behaviour between two electrons with extremely high precision. The team constructed a gate that controls interactions between the electrons in a way that allows them to act as the quantum bits of information, or qubits, necessary for quantum computi...



Lowest power consumption claimed for wireless MCU
Lowest power consumption claimed for wireless MCU13.12.2017 - 23:29

Looking to meet demand for low power components for a range of battery powered IoT applications, Redpine Signals has launched the RS14100, which it says is the lowest-power multiprotocol wireless MCU currently available. The MCU, which features an ARM Cortex-M4F core running at up to 180MHz, offers a choice of dual-band 802.11abgn Wi-Fi, Blue...



Hot electrons generate light in chips
Hot electrons generate light in chips13.12.2017 - 23:25

A metamaterial developed by researchers at King’s College London uses quantum effects to turn electrons flowing through a circuit into ‘hot electrons’ and light in a highly controlled manner. According to the team, this has potential application in optoelectronics and sensing. The nanomaterial takes advantage of electron tun...



Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency
Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency22.11.2017 - 23:45

Physicists at Bielefeld University have found a way to use the heat from electronic devices to create energy, applying the heat to generate magnetic signals known as ‘spin currents’. According to researchers it could be possible in the future to use these signals to replace some of the electrical current currently used in electron...



Breakthrough in organic electronics
Breakthrough in organic electronics22.11.2017 - 23:38

Work by researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin is pointing the way to possibly more widespread use of organic electronics. Their research, which was recently published in Nature Materials, focuses on organic semiconductors, a class of materials for seen as being used in eme...



Researchers develop smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor
Researchers develop smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor22.11.2017 - 23:31

A research team at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. Highly sensitive and ultra-thin with a diameter of a strand of human hair, the sensor has been designed to be both simple and cost-effective to mass produce. While...



Nanoscale magnetic circuit moves data in 3D
Nanoscale magnetic circuit moves data in 3D22.11.2017 - 23:25

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, working with a team from TU Eindhoven, have used 3D nanoprinting to create a nanoscale magnetic circuit which is said to be capable of moving information in three dimensions. The team claims this could lead to an ‘important increase’ in storage and processing capacities. “We have d...



Imec and Panasonic develop innovative nanocomposite electrolyte
Imec and Panasonic develop innovative nanocomposite electrolyte22.11.2017 - 23:13

Imec and Panasonic have announced that they have developed a solid nanocomposite electrolyte for next-generation batteries with a lithium ion conductivity several times greater than its liquid equivalent. The ion conductivity already reaches several mS/cm at room temperature and imec and Panasonic have set a goal to develop innovative solid n...



Arduino upgrades its Create Cloud platform to enable Linux based IoT devices
Arduino upgrades its Create Cloud platform to enable Linux based IoT devices06.11.2017 - 23:42

Arduino has released a set of new features for its Create Cloud platform aimed at expanding the number of Arduino supported platforms for the development of IoT applications. Following this release Arduino Create Cloud users will now be able to programme Linux boards as if they were regular Arduino boards. Multiple Arduino programmes can run ...



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