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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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Discovered Material May Reduce Heat Buildup in Computer Chips

June 23rd, 2015

Researchers conducting x-ray studies at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have observed a possible solution for reducing heat buildup in computer chips for the first time. The team observed “an exotic…read more

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Liquid-cooled Superchargers Yield Faster Charging for Electric Cars

June 23rd, 2015

Tesla Motors introduces new liquid-cooled supercharging stations for its electric cars that offer faster charging and increase traveling range. Tesla’s Model S luxury sedan can now charge fully in only 30 minutes and its range…read more

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New IGBT Series Reduces EMI and Power Dissipation

June 22nd, 2015

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) has expanded its Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) product portfolio with the addition of a new 650V M-series. “The new M-series is co-packaged with a soft and fast freewheeling diode…read more

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Researchers Successfully Measure Thermoelectric Behavior for the First Time

June 9th, 2015

A team from Sandia National Laboratories has made the first measurement of thermoelectric behavior via nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF). This discovery could produce a new class of materials in the future that would improve upon…read more

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Qualcomm Refutes Overheating Rumors

June 2nd, 2015

In March 2015, Sony’s Xperia Z4 reportedly experienced overheating issues in the Snapdragon 810 processor inside the device.  (Read original article here). The issue began when ArsTechnica tested and confirmed that the Snapdragon 808 runs…read more

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Optical Transport Could Replace Wires in Computers

June 2nd, 2015

An article published in Nature Photonics announces a breakthrough in creating faster and more efficient computers. Instead of using wires/electricity to send data back and forth in computers, the Stanford team, including electrical engineer Jelena…read more

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Doctoral Candidate’s Research Could Improve Efficiency of Data Centers

May 26th, 2015

Husam Alissa, a Binghamton University doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, has been working to improve the efficiency of data centers at the university’s Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2). Alissa’s work focuses on reducing overheating,…read more

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