Gold tab attached to skin could power wearables and self-powered electronics
12.02.2018 - 23:29
Your body may be the new way to portably charge wearable devices.In a collaborative project, the University at Buffalo (UB) and Institute of Semiconductors at Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) are working together to devise a metallic tab, known as the triboelectric nanogenerator.The most common form of triboelectric charging is static elect...
Power at your fingertips
12.02.2018 - 23:25
A research team led by the University of Buffalo believes electronic devices could be powered by a small metallic tab that would generate electricity through the bending a finger or by other simple movements. “No one likes being tethered to a power outlet or lugging around a portable charger,” said lead researcher Qiaoqiang Gan...
100V N-channel power MOSFETs for industrial applications
12.02.2018 - 23:17
Toshiba Electronics Europe is shipping two new 100V additions to its low-voltage U-MOS IX-H N-channel power MOSFET series, designed for power supply applications in industrial equipment and motor control applications.The devices are fabricated with Toshiba’s latest low-voltage U-MOS IX-H trench process, which it says optimises the element...
Interfaces targeted in solid state Li-ion battery research
13.12.2017 - 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 betwee...
New silicon structure opens the gate to quantum computers
13.12.2017 - 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 computing....
Lowest power consumption claimed for wireless MCU
13.12.2017 - 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, Bluetoo...
Hot electrons generate light in chips
13.12.2017 - 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 tunnel...
Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency
22.11.2017 - 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 electronic...
Breakthrough in organic electronics
22.11.2017 - 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 emergi...
Researchers develop smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor
22.11.2017 - 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 we...
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