Smart skin for flexible monitoring

A thin smart patch called Marine Skin could make studying the behavior of marine animals easier and more informative. This system for electronic tagging of animals is based on stretchable silicone elastomers that can withstand twisting, shearing and stretching, even when exposed to high pressures in deep waters. “The integrated flexible electronics can track an Read more about Smart skin for flexible monitoring[…]

Innovative diode design uses ultrafast quantum tunneling to harvest infrared energy from the environment

Most sunlight striking the Earth is absorbed by its surfaces, oceans and atmosphere. As a result of this warming, infrared radiation is emitted constantly all around us—estimated to be millions of Gigawatts per second. A KAUST team has now developed a device that can tap into this energy, as well as waste heat from industrial Read more about Innovative diode design uses ultrafast quantum tunneling to harvest infrared energy from the environment[…]

A firefly’s flash inspires new nanolaser light

A reinvented, low-cost laser source that stores light energy inside nanoscale disks could underpin the development of optically powered neurocomputers, reveals a simulation study led by KAUST researchers1. Photonic devices that use controlled laser pulses to manipulate data switches, biomedical implants and solar cells are sought-after because they are lightning quick compared to traditional electronics; Read more about A firefly’s flash inspires new nanolaser light[…]

KAUST researchers formed transparent electronic circuits on flexible plastic surfaces

Atom-by-atom deposition leads to low-cost, high-performance transparent electronic materials. High-performance electronic circuits made entirely from transparent materials could have countless applications, from head-up displays on car windscreens to transparent TV sets and smart windows in homes and offices. Researchers at KAUST have found a way to make transparent transistors and other essential components of electronic Read more about KAUST researchers formed transparent electronic circuits on flexible plastic surfaces[…]