17/10/2017World's first demonstration of persistent luminescence from organic materials set to unlock new and expanded uses for the glow-in-the-dark phenomenon.
13/10/2017Under the direction of the Fraunhofer FEP, an in-house Fraunhofer project for development of biodegradable electronics was begun last year. The Fraunhofer Institutes ENAS, IBMT, ISC, and the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS are working together on the project. First results of the Fraunhofer FEP ...
13/10/2017A new generation of microsensors could provide the vital link between food products and the Internet of Things. ETH researchers have developed an ultra-thin temperature sensor that is both biocompatible and biodegradable.
12/10/2017Rice scientists have discovered a two-dimensional, four-component alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow it via chemical vapor deposition.
12/10/2017COMPAMED has become the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade fair, which is co-located to MEDICA, has been steadily growing over the past years.
11/10/2017South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented a new way to advance click chemistry.
10/10/2017The materiality exhibited by manmade polymers currently relies on simple chemical bonds and the sequence order taken by molecules in the polymer chain. We now no longer need to rely on fate to determine such materiality with this new technique for precisely defining polymer-chain order. This system uses highly specific 'grabber' ends on each molecule that bond with only one type of 'pin' ...
09/10/2017An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
05/10/2017A study led by UChicago researchers, published Sept. 20 in Nature, describes an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to make thin, uniform layers of these materials, which could expand capabilities for devices from solar cells to cell phones.
04/10/2017New insights into how animals spin silk could lead to new, greener ways of producing synthetic fibres, according to academics at the University of Sheffield.