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Ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Apr 25, 2018 China
Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature, which may be used in flexible electronics.
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Knitting electronics with yarn batteries

Knitting electronics with yarn batteries

Apr 4, 2018 China
Researchers have developed a rechargeable yarn battery that is waterproof and flexible. It also can be cut into pieces and still work.
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Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Materials sandwich breaks barrier for flexible solar cell efficiency

Mar 14, 2018 United States
Solar cells have great potential as a source of clean electrical energy, but so far they have not been cheap, light, and flexible enough for widespread use. Now a team of researchers has found an innovative and promising way to improve solar cells and make their use in many applications more likely.
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IDTechEx TVFlexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Feb 5, 2018 United States
The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as smart phones, tablets, and TV—to smart fabrics, smart glass, transdermal patches, sensors, and more. With this rise, demand has increased for high-performance flexible batteries. Up to now, however, researchers have had difficulty obtaining both good flexibility and high energy density concurrently in lithium-ion batteries.
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Customizable, fabric-like power source

Customizable, fabric-like power source

Feb 1, 2018 Singapore
Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
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Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Dec 21, 2017 Europe
If wearable electronics are to become commonplace, a breakthrough is required which allows them to be washable, stretchable and breathable. Using conventional inkjet techniques which are cheap, safe and environmentally friendly, researchers recently reported the successful printing of 2D material, creating integrated electronic circuits, directly onto fabrics.
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Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Dec 13, 2017 United States
A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
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A rubber power plant

A rubber power plant

Nov 16, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have developed a flexible material that generates electricity when stressed. In future, it might be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body, for instance, to power a pacemaker.
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Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Nov 8, 2017 United Kingdom
A two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel has been created by researchers who printed living cyanobacteria and circuitry onto paper.
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Research yields significant thermoelectric performance

Research yields significant thermoelectric performance

Oct 30, 2017 United States
Scientists reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.
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3D printer makes first wearable battery

3D printer makes first wearable battery

Oct 25, 2017 United Kingdom
Imagine printing off a wristband that charges your smartphone or electric car with cheap supplies from a local hardware store.