IBM has developed a new family of polymers that could make the plastics used in electronics, packaging and the aerospace industry easier to work with.
Wearable electronics are already on the way due to shrinking sensors and other electronics components, but battery tech has lagged behind. A flexible ultracapacitor could help change that.
University of Illinois researchers created vein-like tubes in a material that carry healing liquid to damaged sites. The system can repair damage that stretches more than an inch across.
A University of California, San Diego lab took a look at materials that can be both stretchy and electronically impressive, and found there are a few options that could benefit electronics an solar cells.
A compound discovered at MIT naturally has a feature known as a bandgap, which controls how electricity flows through it. Graphene does not have a bandgap, creating a challenge for adapting it to different applications.
A study found that graphene oxide moves easily through bodies of water at Earth’s surface. That’s a worrisome finding in light of studies showing it could be bad for the human body.
A Rice University team developed a film that shares characteristics with both batteries and ultracapacitors, and is now in talks with companies interested in commercializing it.
The team believes that near-term advancements in 3D printers that are compatible with conductive materials mean the speakers could soon be printed in one piece.
A research team mixed carbon nanotubes and graphene together to boost performance and lower cost in an ultracapacitor.
A small, flexible patch developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology converts body heat into electricity.