Smart materials, systems and structures for energy harvesting

Specific Challenge: The realisation of the European goals of increased energy efficiency, reduction in CO2 emissions and the circular economy require novel ways of using, harvesting and storage energy. Smart materials and material systems/structures have already demonstrated the potential to reduce energy consumption as well as harvest, generate and store energy. However, implementation has been limited Read more about Smart materials, systems and structures for energy harvesting[…]

Nanotech Middle East 2017 Conference and Exhibition

From its origin as Nanotech Dubai, the event grow for this 2017 edition to become the Nanotech Middle East 2017 Conference and Exhibition to be held in the venue the state-of-the-art Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC), Dubai World Trade Centre from 4  to 6 December, 2017. The successful conclusion of the previous Nanotech Dubai Conference and Exhibition editions Read more about Nanotech Middle East 2017 Conference and Exhibition[…]

Theoretical proof of the existence of a new class of materials

A team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Institute for Theoretical and Applied Electrodynamics (ITAE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), in collaboration with a colleague from RIKEN (Institute for Physical and Chemical Research in Japan), has provided theoretical proof of the existence of a new class of materials. It was suggested that such systems Read more about Theoretical proof of the existence of a new class of materials[…]

Researchers revealed a common mechanism of crystallization and glass aging

Researchers at Institute of Industria Science, The University of Tokyo have uncovered the mechanism and structural origin behind “avalanches”, where particles packed into a disordered “glassy” state suddenly undergo ordering. The finding may guide how detrimental structural change in glassy materials and drugs may be avoided. Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Prof. Hajime Tanaka, Read more about Researchers revealed a common mechanism of crystallization and glass aging[…]

How to make the batteries more adaptable for challenging conditions

Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold. A Rice University laboratory has suggested ways to extend their range. Rice materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and members of his lab have published a review that analyzes recent progress in lithium-ion technology and suggests how to make the Read more about How to make the batteries more adaptable for challenging conditions[…]

OCSiAl to set up the world’s largest nanotube production facility in Luxembourg

The Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and OCSiAl, a manufacturer of advanced materials, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the construction of a production facility for single wall carbon nanotubes with an annual capacity up to 250 tonnes and a centre for Read more about OCSiAl to set up the world’s largest nanotube production facility in Luxembourg[…]

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.  Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new Read more about Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials[…]

IDTechEx Sensors Europe 2017

10-11 May 2017, Berlin. The conference and exhibition enabling the commercialisation of disruptive sensor technologies. This event will bring together material suppliers, sensor manufacturers and end users. With a program selected by analysts and industry experts, IDTechEx Sensors is the place to find the technologies and business partners to create the most innovative products. What Read more about IDTechEx Sensors Europe 2017[…]

Paptic’s wood-based material can replace plastic in many applications

Finnish startup company Paptic Ltd is planning a paper machine investment to upscale the production of its patented PAPTIC material to industrial scale. The demand for PAPTIC material on the market allows for the company’s quick transition to industrial-scale production. Currently Paptic is negotiating the financing of the investment with a number of actors. The Read more about Paptic’s wood-based material can replace plastic in many applications[…]

Unique material for data storage

A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data Read more about Unique material for data storage[…]