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Graphene Grown From Tea Tree Extract

August 25th, 2015

Scientists have successfully grown high-quality graphene from a tea tree plant known as Melaleuca alternifolia. This plant is commonly used to make oils and medicine. The scientists’ paper has been published in a recent issue…read more

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New Adhesives Ideal for Bonding and Encapsulating Semiconductors

August 24th, 2015

DELO introduces new one-component epoxy resins that can withstand temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius. These new anhydride-based adhesives are ideal for bonding and encapsulating sensors and semiconductors, according to the company. The adhesives were…read more

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TIM with EMI Absorption Capabilities Announced

August 24th, 2015

Henkel introduces the first ever low-stress thermal interface material with EMI absorption capabilities, known as the Gap Pad EMI 1.0. “The latest in its line of BERGQUIST GAP PAD products, Henkel’s GAP PAD EMI 1.0…read more

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‘Wonder Material’ Graphene: Possible Solution for Energy Storage

August 17th, 2015

Graphene has been suggested as a possible solution in new energy storage techniques, leading researchers to suggest either adjusting Li-ion batteries, or using graphene as an energy storage medium itself. According to the an article…read more

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Electronic Devices Made Faster by Graphene Nanoribbon Technique

August 17th, 2015

Graphene could be used for the next generation of faster, more energy-efficient electronics. According to engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they have developed “a way to grow graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties directly…read more

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LEDs to Move Data Faster in Electronics

August 4th, 2015

University of Virginia engineering professor, Maite Brandt-Pearce, and her former graduate student, Mohammad Noshad, have come up with a way for LEDS to move data to wireless devices faster. This process involves “using light waves…read more

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New Material to Decrease Energy Usage in Electronics

August 4th, 2015

Researchers have determined that gallium nitride (GaN) could become the next best semiconductor for electronics because it would immensely cut energy usage. Cambridge Electronics Inc. (CEI) has announced a new line of GaN transistors and…read more

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3D Shapes Formed from Flat Sheets of Graphene Paves way for Flexible Electronics

July 28th, 2015

A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new method for forming 3D shapes from flat 2D sheets of graphene. This development will pave the way for flexible electronics and integrated…read more

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3D White Graphene Yields Fan-Free Cooling and Thermal Management Solutions

July 20th, 2015

Researchers from Rice University have discovered that 3D White Graphene could help cool small-scale electronic devices by itself. When the research group completed simulations of heat flows through 3D white graphene structures, which are made…read more

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Colored Electrically Conductive Inks and Coatings

July 20th, 2015

Creative Materials, Inc. introduces the 126-29 product series of electrically conductive inks and coatings. The inks and coatings are available in red, blue or yellow. “Colored conductive inks feature good color stability and minimal opportunity…read more

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Nanowires Showcase Unusual ‘Anelastic’ Properties

July 14th, 2015

Researchers from Brown University and North Carolina State University have discovered that nanowires made of semiconductor materials have pronounced anelasticity. This means that when the wires are bent, they slowly revert back to their original…read more

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Graphene-based Film Efficiently Cools Silicon-based Electronics

July 14th, 2015

A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, lead by Johan Liu, have developed a new method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. Graphene-based film has four times the thermal conductivity…read more

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Graphene Doubles Charging Capacity of Lithium-ion Batteries

June 30th, 2015

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology have discovered how to double the charging capacity of lithium-ion batteries. By coating the silicone anodes in lithium-ion batteries with graphene, the charging capacity nearly doubles. The…read more

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German Associations to Research Efficient Car Battery Charging

June 30th, 2015

A group of companies and universities in Germany will research how car batteries can be charged more efficiently for a project called Luftstrom.  The project focuses on using new semiconductors and water cooling to increase…read more

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