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Graphene microbubbles make perfect lenses

“New method generates precisely controlled graphene microbubbles with perfectly spherical curvature for lenses Tiny bubbles can solve large problems. Microbubbles—around 1-50 micrometers in diameter—have widespread applications. They’re used for drug delivery, membrane cleaning, biofilm control, and water …

High-capacity tape for the era of big data

“A new magnetic material and recording process can vastly increase data capacity Although out of sight to the majority of end users, data centers work behind the scenes to run the internet, businesses, research institutions and more. These data centers …

HKU Engineering team develops novel miniaturised organic semiconductor - an important breakthrough essential for future flexible electronic devices

“Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs and display backplanes. Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs), which use organic semiconductor as a channel for current flows, have the advantage of …

Layer of Strength, Layer of Functionality for Biomedical Fibers

“Wound dressing, tissue scaffolding, controlled and sustained drug delivery, and cardiac patching are all biomedical processes requiring a material that combines strength with functionality. Core-sheath polymer fibers, fibers comprised of a strong core surrounded by a biologically applicable sheath layer …

Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors

“Moore’s law is an empirical suggestion describing that the number of transistors doubles every few years in integrated circuits (ICs). However, Moore’s law has started to fail as transistors are now so small that the current silicon-based technologies …

LiU researchers first to develop an organic battery

“Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have for the first time demonstrated an organic battery. It is of a type known as a “redox flow battery”, with a large capacity that can be used to store energy from wind …

Maxim Integrated’s Automotive Buck-Boost Controller Enables Automotive USB Power Delivery Ports with Industry’s Smallest Solution Size and Lowest Cost

“MAX25430 slashes design size up to 40 percent and eliminates microcontrollers, metal enclosures and heat sinks for 25 percent lower cost than competitive solutions Designers of automotive chargers now have the industry’s smallest and lowest-cost solution with the MAX25430 …

Microchip Technology Introduces Its First Trust&GO Wi-Fi 32-bit MCU Module with Advanced Peripheral Options

“Pre-provisioned for market-leading cloud platforms, the all-in-one WFI32E01PC Trust&GO solution delivers powerful MCU functionality and verifiable identity As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands beyond home automation and drives deeper into home control – including Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning …

Nanomaterial acts as a molecular thermometer

“A layered material developed by KAUST researchers can act as a precise temperature sensor by exploiting the same principle used in biological ion channels. Human cells possess various proteins that act as channels for charged ions. In the skin, certain …

Nanoscale Machines Convert Light into Work

“Based on optical matter, new machines could be used to move and manipulate tiny particles Researchers have developed a tiny new machine that converts laser light into work. These optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation …