Industry News

October 2018
UnitedSiC expands SiC JFET portfolio with Gen-3 1200 V and 650 V options
The devices are normally-ON with zero voltage gate drive, making them particularly suited for applications such as very fast action, solid-state circuit breakers and circuit protection generally where a default to an ON-state is necessary in the absence of gate power. The devices are also commonly used in series
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10/31/2018
Waterproof Polymer Films Synthesized Using Novel Method

The buckling nature of pre-strained PDMS was applied to the investigation of the dependency of surface hydrophobicity on different geometries of wavy polystyrene thin films, which were fabricated using colloidal self-assembly. This approach can be further applied for fabricating various polymeric nano-films with controlled hydrophobicity.

In a paper published in NANO, a researcher from the Department of Chemistry at Myongji University has applied a novel method to
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10/31/2018
Graphene Flagship Start-Up Bedimensional Receives Investment

With the new €18m investment, Bedimensional will develop new applications for graphene for energy like batteries and solar cells.

Founded by Vittorio Pellegrini, director at Graphene Flagship partner Graphene Labs - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Bedimensional is one of the start-ups created thanks to the innovative environment of the Graphene Flagship European project. Now, Italian 'Pellan Group,' specialised in groundbreaking
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10/31/2018

HARTING provides online library information for ECAD users
HARTING has been selected as the first producer to support a common interface between the CAx data providers CADENAS and Zuken E³.series. Fast and reliable access to component libraries is essential for smooth production processes and meeting time-to-market targets.
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10/30/2018
A Solar Cell That Does Double Duty for Renewable Energy

The HPEV cell's extra back outlet allows the current to be split into two, so that one part of the current contributes to solar fuels generation, and the rest can be extracted as electrical power.

In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential
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10/30/2018
Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Works out Quantum Supremacy

(a) The Tianhe-2 supercomputer used for permanent calculation in simulating the boson sampling performance. (b) A small photonic chip could perform the same boson sampling task in the quantum computing protocol.

Quantum supremacy refers to the super strong calculation capacity of a quantum computer to surpass that of any classical computer. So far, such a quantum computer has not been physically made, but as with the rapid development of quantum technologies in recent years, the voice for pursuing the superiority by
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10/30/2018
Tests Show Integrated Quantum Chip Operations Possible

This photo shows from left to right Dr. Bas Hensen, professor Dzurak, Dr. Kok Wai Chan, and former PhD student Michael Fogarty, who was lead author on the paper.

Quantum computers that are capable of solving complex problems, like drug design or machine learning, will require millions of quantum bits - or qubits - connected in an integrated way and designed to correct errors that inevitably occur in fragile quantum systems. Now, an Australian research team
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10/30/2018
Shielded Quantum Bits

Schematic representation of the new spin qubit consisting of four electrons (red) with their spins (blue) in their semiconductor environment (grey).

The researchers have found ways to shield electric and magnetic noise for a short time. This will make it possible to use spins as memory for quantum computers, as the coherence time is extended and many thousand computer operations can be performed during this interval. The study was published in the current
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10/26/2018
An Efficient Prediction of Lattice Thermal Conductivity

Comparison on phonon dispersion (a, b and c), measured lattice thermal conductivity versus prediction (d, e and f) and the corresponding error analyses (g, h and i) for Debye-Slack model (a, d and g), Debye-Snyder model (b, e and h) and the one developed in this work considering the periodic boundary condition (c, g and i) for crystalline solids.

Lattice thermal conductivity strongly affects the applications of materials related to thermal functionality, such as thermal management, thermal barrier coatings and thermoelectrics. In order to understand the lattice thermal conductivity more quantitatively and in a time- and cost-effective way, many researchers
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10/26/2018
Highly Efficient Wet-Processed Solar Cells

2D-GIWAXS images of DRCN5T thin films deposited on PEDOT:PSS substrates 327 (a) without and (b) with a CuI buffer layer.

Solar cells are a cost-effective, alternate source of energy. A subtype of these, organic solar cells make use of organic polymers inside the cell. Using these polymers makes the cells light-weight and increases their flexibility. Organic solar cells are produced by two different chemical methods: dry processing
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10/26/2018
Discovery of New Superconducting Materials

Superconductor search process concept: Candidate materials are selected from a database by means of calculation and subjected to high pressure to determine their superconducting properties.

A NIMS-Ehime University joint research team succeeded in discovering new materials that exhibit superconductivity under high pressures using materials informatics (MI) approaches (data science-based material search techniques). This study experimentally demonstrated that MI enables efficient exploration of new
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10/26/2018
Army Funds Kent State Research into Drone Technology

Blake Stringer, Ph.D. (right), assistant professor of aerospace engineering in Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering, and research assistant Kendy Edmonds study the power needs for a new larger generation of drones, seen above, for a research grant funded by the Army Research Laboratory.

A grant from the Army Research Laboratory has a Kent State University researcher flying high. The grant provides more than $130,000 for Blake Stringer, Ph.D., assistant professor of aerospace engineering in Kent State's College of Aeronautics and Engineering, to study propulsion systems for a new
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10/26/2018
Quantum Network to Test Unhackable Communications

Visible through a lens at his lab, David Awschalom, a quantum scientist at Argonne and the University of Chicago, discusses a project to build a quantum "teleportation" network between Argonne and Fermi national labs.

As the number of hacks and security breaches rapidly climbs, scientists say there may be a way to make a truly unhackable network by using the laws of quantum physics. To explore the concept, scientists are creating a network in the Chicago area that taps the principles of quantum physics to send
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10/25/2018
Immersive journalism uses virtual reality (VR) to put the viewer directly into a news event. But how can you help someone to personally engage and interact with a story, when they cannot alter the narrative? A new study provides an elegant solution: researchers found that small changes suggestive
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10/25/2018
The researchers, from Kent's School of Computing and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, set out to define and codify the different ways in which the various cyber-incidents being witnessed today can have negative outcomes. They also considered how these outcomes, or harms,
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10/24/2018
Army's Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army researchers have developed for the first time an analytic model to show how groups of people influence individual behavior. Technically speaking, this had never been done before: No one had taken the computational information from a collective model (numerical
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10/24/2018
TTI's Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Project
Fort Worth, TX – TTI, Inc. again this year continued its long-standing tradition of supporting the mission of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to battle breast cancer. The TTI Marketing Department designed a t-shirt expressly created for the employees of the TTI Family of Companies. This year’s
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10/24/2018
Inexpensive Chip-Based Device May Transform Spectrometry

A collection of mini-spectrometer chips are arrayed on a tray after being made through conventional chip-making processes.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Spectrometers -- devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars -- are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large university and industry labs
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10/23/2018
Ferroelectricity -- An 80-Year-Old Mystery Solved

The organic ferroelectric material consists of nanometer-sized stacks of disk-like molecules that act as 'hysterons' with ideal ferroelectric behavior. Combined in a macroscopic memory device, the characteristic rounded-off hysteresis loop results.

Only now in 2018 have researchers successfully demonstrated that hypothetical 'particles' that were proposed by Franz Preisach in 1935 actually exist. In an article published in Nature Communications, scientists from the universities in Linköping and Eindhoven show why ferroelectric materials act as
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10/23/2018
Mathematical + Physical Models for a Perfect Flying Vehicle

Harry Hilton is a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois.

When designing flying vehicles, there are many aspects of which we can be certain but there are also many uncertainties. Most are random, and others are just not well understood. University of Illinois Professor Harry Hilton brought together several mathematical and physical theories to help look at problems
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10/22/2018
Advancing Thermal Energy Storage Technology

Argonne and Capstone Turbine Corp. plan to refine Argonne's system to capture and store waste heat.

Thermal energy storage systems to capture and store waste heat for later use when operating a manufacturing facility or large building could reduce costs for combined heat and power systems. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone Turbine Corp. have received
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10/22/2018
New Algorithm can More Quickly Predict LED Materials

Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new machine learning algorithm that is efficient enough to run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds in search of those most likely to be efficient phosphors for LED lighting.

Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new machine learning algorithm that is efficient enough to run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds in search of those most likely to be efficient phosphors for LED lighting. They then synthesized
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10/22/2018
Revealing Limb Control in Flies -- and Maybe Robots

Two-photon image of neural tissue controlling the front legs of the fly. Neurons express fluorescent proteins to visualize neural activity (cyan) and neural anatomy (red).

One of the major goals of biology, medicine, and robotics is to understand how limbs are controlled by circuits of neurons working together. And as if that is not complex enough, a meaningful study of limb activity also has to take place while animals are behaving and moving. The problem is that it is virtually
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10/22/2018
Understanding the Building Blocks for an Electronic Brain

This is the first author of the paper, Anouk Goossens.

Computer bits are binary, with a value of 0 or 1. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have all kinds of different internal states, depending on the input that they received. This allows the brain to process information in a more energy-efficient manner than a computer. University of Groningen (UG) physicists
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10/21/2018
A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing
Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas molecules and particles from their setups as new technologies and processes demand lower and lower pressures. For example, the vacuum chambers in
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10/19/2018
A Previously Unknown Role for a Source of Magnetic Fields

Physicists Jackson Matteucci and Will Fox with poster displaying their research.

Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann battery effect. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found that this phenomenon
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10/19/2018
ORNL Demonstrates 120-kW Wireless Charging for Vehicles

State-of-the-art power electronics manage the safe and efficient flow of electricity among the system's components.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Nati onal Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles--providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station
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10/19/2018
Better Electrical Cables Can Save Energy

Swansea University research on better materials for electrical cables can help reduce the electricity currently lost - up to 10 percent.

The Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has secured a £20,000 Royal Society Research Grant to develop improved copper-carbon nanotube materials to deliver electricity more efficiently and to save energy. At present one-tenth of generated electricity is lost in the grid because
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10/19/2018
Minimizing the Impact of Cyber-Attacks in Cloud Computing

U.S. Army Research Laboratory electronics engineer Dr. Charles Kamhoua poses in the ARL Network Science Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, where he works on cloud security and the management of cyberspace risks.

ADELPHI, Md. -- Through a collaborative research effort, an Army researcher has made a novel contribution to cloud security and the management of cyberspace risks. According to U.S. Army Research Laboratory electronics engineer Dr. Charles Kamhoua, technology has been the cause of many changes. Among
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10/19/2018
SAN DIEGO – AMETEK Programmable Power is proud to introduce the first phase of its AMECare Reliability Assurance service level agreement (SLA) program.   This new program is designed to provide “white glove” support for customers’ covered mission-critical power and test devices,
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10/18/2018
Carbon Fiber can Store Energy in the Body of a Vehicle

The researchers' vision is of vehicles where a large part of the car-body or aeroplane-fuselage consists of structural lithium ion batteries. Multi-functional carbon fibre can work as battery electrodes and load-bearing material consecutively. The researchers work with structural lithium ion batteries where the negative electrodes are made of carbon fiber and the positive electrodes are made of cathode-coated carbon fiber. In the picture, the battery is charged, which means the negative electrode is filled with positively charged lithium ions.

A study led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has shown that carbon fibres can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up new opportunities for structural batteries, where the carbon fibre becomes part of the energy system. The use of this type of multifunctional material
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10/18/2018
3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries

This LED bangle, including a lithium-ion battery, was made entirely by 3D printing.

Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion
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10/17/2018
Bursting the Clouds for Better Communication

Laser that heats the air over 1,500 degrees Celsius and produces a shock wave to expel sideways the suspended water droplets that make up the cloud.

We live in an age of long-range information, transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio frequency from satellites. But the throughput today is so great that radio frequency is no longer enough in itself. Research is turning towards the use of lasers which, although technically complex, have
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10/17/2018
Engineers Speed up Electrons in Semiconductors

Chemical structure of poly(P3HT)-b-(PSt) and a diagram of Plausible hole transporting paths in P3HT-b-PSt

Researchers from Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to three orders of magnitude. The speedier electronics could lead to improved solar power and transistor
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10/17/2018
MEMS Accelerometer Modules for Inertial Navigation
Kirkland, Washington, USA - Silicon Designs, Inc. introduced its Model 2227-025, the first in a planned family of high-performance, lower-cost MEMS accelerometer modules for inertial navigation and tilt applications (non-ITAR).   The Model 2227-025 has both an industry
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10/17/2018
FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced the winners of the company’s Service Center Scholarship Program that was designed to generate a pipeline of industry talent, as well as offer opportunities to individuals looking to begin careers in the technical field of electronics
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10/17/2018
Businesses Spent $375 billion on US R&D Performance in 2016
Businesses spent a total of $375 billion on research and development (R&D) performance in the United States in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2015. Funding from companies' own sources was $318 billion in 2016, an increase of 7 percent from 2015. Funding from other sources was $57 billion in 2016 and
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10/17/2018
New Spintronics Device Functionalities in Graphene

Scanning Electron Microscope micrograph of a fabricated device showing the graphene topological insulator heterostructure channel.

Graphene Flagship researchers have shown in a paper published in Science Advances how heterostructures built from graphene and topological insulators have strong, proximity induced spin-orbit coupling which can form the basis of novel information processing technologies. Spin-orbit coupling
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10/16/2018
A Lithium-Sulfur Battery Evolution

The hot-press procedure, developed at Drexel, melts sulfur into the nanofiber mats in a slightly pressurized, 140-degree Celsius environment -- eliminating the need for time-consuming processing that uses a mix of toxic chemicals, while improving the cathode's ability to hold a charge after long periods of use.

In late July of 2008 a British solar plane set an unofficial flight-endurance record by remaining aloft for more than three days straight. Lithium-sulfur batteries emerged as one of the great technological advances that enabled the flight -powering the plane overnight with efficiency unmatched by the top batteries
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10/16/2018
Eating With Your Eyes: Virtual Reality can Alter Taste
ITHACA, N.Y. - Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to research published
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10/16/2018
Argonne Advances High-Performance Computing in Manufacturing

Researchers will tackle manufacturing challenges uniquely solved by computer modeling with Argonne's Theta (pictured), a next-generation Cray/Intel system.

Argonne awarded funding to partner with industry to advance the use of high performance computing in manufacturing. The use of supercomputers can advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through simulations and modeling. These methods can enable predictive design that minimizes traditional trial and
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10/16/2018
Studying Dislocation Avalanches in Metals

This is a dislocation avalanche in a high entropy nanopillar. Focused ion beam is used to fabricated the nanopillar (left) for compression test. Transmission electron microscope is used to image dislocation pile up during a dislocation avalanche (see D on the right).

Mechanical structures are only as sound as the materials from which they are made. For decades researchers have studied materials from these structures to see why and how they fail. Before catastrophic failure, there are individual cracks or dislocations that form, which are signals that a structure may be weakening.
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10/16/2018
Rutronik and Yageo Announce Long-Term Agreement
PLANO, TX – Rutronik Inc. and Yageo Corporation have entered into a long-term agreement regarding the supply of ceramic capacitors and resistors. As a result, Rutronik has secured the supply of these components for its customers through mid-2020. With rising global demand for new products in the
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10/16/2018
The Discovery of an Atomic Electronic Simulator
Targeting applications like neural networks for machine learning, a new discovery out of the University of Alberta and Quantum Silicon Inc. in Edmonton, Canada is paving the
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10/15/2018
Flexible Transparent Force Touch Sensor for Wearable Devices

Schematic illustration of a transparent, flexible force touch sensor (upper image) and sensitivity enhancement by using stress concentration (lower image).

Researchers reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite (HNC) film. The research team says their sensor simultaneously features all the necessary characters for industrial-grade application: high sensitivity, transparency,
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10/15/2018
The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom. Today, such two-dimensional materials are no longer limited to carbon and are hot prospects for many applications, especially in microelectronics. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have
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10/15/2018
Novel Catalyst for High-Energy Aluminum-Air Flow Batteries

Professor Jaephil Cho (left) and his research team in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST.

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel electric vehicle (EV) battery technology that is more energy-efficient than gasoline-powered engines. The new technology enables drivers to simply have their battery packs replaced instead of charging them, which ultimately troubleshoot slow charging
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10/14/2018
Graphene Shows Potential to Exceed Future Bandwidth Demands

Graphene-integrated devices could be the key ingredient in the evolution of 5G, the Internet-of-Things (IoT), and Industry 4.0. The findings were published in Nature Reviews Materials and highlighted on the cover.

Researchers within the Graphene Flagship project, one of the biggest research initiatives of the European Commission, showed that integrated graphene-based photonic devices offer a unique solution for the next generation of optical communications. Researchers in the initiative have demonstrated how properties
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10/14/2018
Sensirion Presents Rutronik with Distribution Excellence Award
PLANO, TX – Rutronik recently received a Distribution Excellence Award from Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion at the company’s annual distribution sales meeting. “Rutronik stands out thanks to its proactive cooperation, close collaboration, and its uncompromising will to improve. Continuous
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10/14/2018
Building a Better Battery Layer by Layer

(LEFT) Direct contact with electrolytes causes the cathode erosion.
(RIGHT) Covered the surface of the cathode with self-assembled monolayer, both the power density and the cyclability can be improved in high-voltage lithium-ion batteries.

A team of researchers from Shinshu University in Nagano, Japan is now closer to a thin, high-capacity lithium-ion battery that could open the gates to better energy storage systems for electric vehicles. The research team was led by professor Katsuya Teshima, director of the
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10/14/2018
New Catalyst Opens Door to CO2 Capture in Conversion of Coal to Liquid Fuels

Researchers professor Emiel Hensen and Wei Chen from Eindhoven University of Technology.

World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world's main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CTL, the conversion of coal to liquid fuels. Researchers from the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy in Beijing and Eindhoven University
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10/12/2018
Researchers Quickly Harvest 2-D Materials
Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as well. These materials could be stacked together like Lego bricks to form a range of devices with different functions, including operating as semiconductors.
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10/12/2018
Hidden Gapless States on the Path to Semiconductor Nanocrystals

The exotic transformations causes that one of the precursors of zinc oxide, initially an insulator, at approx. 300 degrees Celsius goes to a state with electrical properties typical of metals, and at ~400 degrees Celsius it becomes a semiconductor.

When chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw were starting work on yet another material designed for the efficient production of nanocrystalline zinc oxide, they didn't expect any surprises. They were greatly astonished when the electrical properties of the
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10/12/2018
Army-Funded Research Results in New Kits For Teaching Science

BioBits kits are designed to be used by students and teachers with no biological training. They use simple, hands-on experiments, some using common household fruits to teach concepts of synthetic and molecular biology.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- An affordable children's educational kit is the latest commercial spinoff of research pursued by the U.S. Army to create advanced materials for Soldier systems. A team of researchers funded by the Army created and designed a new resource for science teachers. BioBit
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10/12/2018
Presto Engineering Upgrades Europe's Largest Independent Semiconductor Testing Facility to ISO 9001:2015 Standard

Scanning electron microscope at Presto Engineering.

San Jose, CA, USA - Semiconductors play increasingly important control roles in automotive, industrial and safety critical applications. Quality and reliability are therefore of vital importance and so Presto Engineering has completed certification to the ISO
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10/10/2018
Social Media Data Used to Predict Retail Failure
Researchers have used a combination of social media and transport data to predict the likelihood that a given retail business will succeed or fail. Using information from ten different cities around the world, the researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have developed a model that can predict
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10/09/2018
Study Opens Route to Flexible Electronics Made From Exotic Materials

MIT researchers have devised a way to grow single crystal GaN thin film on a GaN substrate through two-dimensional materials. The GaN thin film is then exfoliated by a flexible substrate, showing the rainbow color that comes from thin film interference. This technology will pave the way to flexible electronics and the reuse of the wafers.

The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen. Silicon can be found in various forms in rocks, clay, sand, and soil. And while it is not the best semiconducting material that exists on the planet, it is by far the most readily available.
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10/08/2018
A Big Spark For Energy Research

Dion Vlachos is the director of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation and the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UD.

The University of Delaware has won a $12.8 million, four-year funding renewal from the U.S. Department of Energy for the continued operation of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI). The center involves scientists from academic institutions and national laboratories across the U.S. in developing
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10/08/2018
Big Discoveries About Tiny Particles

In this illustration, arrows indicate the vibrational activity of particles studied by UD researchers, while the graph shows the frequencies of this vibration.

From photonics to pharmaceuticals, materials made with polymer nanoparticles hold promise for products of the future. However, there are still gaps in understanding the properties of these tiny plastic-like particles. Now, Hojin Kim, a graduate student in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the
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10/08/2018
Researchers Work to Integrate Spaceflights into the National Airspace
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For the first time, a team of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students has confirmed the accuracy of a component of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System (NextGen) at high altitudes using a NASA research aircraft. The
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10/08/2018
Celebrating Innovation in Healthcare

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

I don’t have to tell you that healthcare is wildly controversial in this country. Per capita national health expenditures run about $10,348 (2016), with total national health expenditures of $3.3 trillion, 18% of the nation’s GDP. You may have noticed that healthcare decided an election or two. Luckily,
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10/04/2018
China Tariffs Will Not Affect the Vast Majority Of Triad Magnetics Customers
Perris, CA—With its diversified portfolio of power electronics manufacturing plants located in the U.S., the Philippines and China, Triad Magnetics announced that the vast majority of its customers need not fear the financial impact of escalating trade tariff tensions between two of the world’s
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10/03/2018
TTI, Inc. Announces Acquisition of RFMW Ltd.
Fort Worth, TX – TTI, Inc. announced the closing of its acquisition of RFMW Ltd., a privately held RF and Microwave specialty component distributor headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. RFMW will continue to operate under the RFMW brand name, reporting through the TTI Semiconductor
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10/02/2018
A Biofuel for Automated Heat Generation

This is Arkadievsky peat at the Tomsk Oblast in Siberia Russia.

Pyrolysis - a process of biomass decomposition - can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode due to its own heat release.
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10/01/2018
Creating Color Centers in Silicon Carbide Crystals

Green SiC substrate at the bottom with the graphene layer on top irradiated by protons, generating a luminescent defect in the SiC crystal.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Silicon carbide (SiC), a material known for its toughness with applications from abrasives to car brakes, to high-temperature power electronics, has enjoyed renewed interest for its potential in quantum technology. Its ability to house optically excitable defects, called color centers, has
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10/01/2018