Reducing the thermal treatment conditions required for depositing metal oxide thin films onto flexible plastic substrates is a challenge. In this blog the use of preformed crystalline nanoparticles in active matrix will be discussed and with promising results showing this as a potential way forward.
Prof Cinzia Casiraghi, from the Graphene Centre, University of Manchester, discusses the formulation of inkjet inks containing 2D crystals and functional devices made using them. The work will be presented at the IMI Europe Inkjet Ink Development Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland on 15-16 March 2017.
The third in a series of articles reviewing the sessions from the IMI Europe Inkjet Ink Development Conference.
Part 2 of a review of the IMI Europe Inkjet Printing Conference 2015.
Examples of 3D printing in use across a wide range of applications.
Explosive detection devices are currently installed at hundreds of thousands of locations worldwide from battlefields in Afghanistan to terminals in airports. It is reasonable to expect that demand for such devices will continue to be high for the foreseeable future.
In a wide range of textile applications, fabrics are selected not only for their aesthetic appearance but also for their functional properties. Different levels of toughness, thickness and flexibility can be achieved by constructing a fabric in a particular way (woven, knitted or non-woven). However, for applications where specific functional properties are required from the fabric, the deposition of additional coatings may be required.
Ambient electromagnetic energy exists all around us, emitted from sources such as television transmitters, mobile phone networks and satellite communication systems. A team of researchers at Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are developing a multitude of devices for harnessing this ambient electromagnetic energy.