printed electronics

Toward a flexible future: A review on droplet-based techniques for fabricating printed electronics

By Lisa McDonald / May 4, 2021

Printed electronics is an emerging branch of electronics manufacturing that offers a way to economically and conveniently produce electronic circuits and devices on flexible substrates. Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark reviewed processing techniques, ink materials, substrates, and sintering methods for printed electronics in their recent paper.

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I th‘ink’ we have a solution: Researchers explain mechanism behind uniform deposition of 2D materials for printed electronics

By Lisa McDonald / August 28, 2020

In 2017, an international team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge found a certain alcohol-based solvent allowed uniform deposition of inks containing 2D materials—a result important to advancing printed electronics. Now, the team has proposed a mechanism to explain their finding.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / September 19, 2018

The world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell train enters into service, sodium-ion replacing lithium-ion in batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 19, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 12, 2017

Major breakthrough in smart printed electronics from 2-D nanomaterials, innovative glass sensor can screen toxic drugs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 12, 2017.

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Scaling up and going green—Oak Ridge Lab develops biofermentation technique to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots

By April Gocha / July 8, 2016

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) have developed a new process that turns to bacteria to manufacture semiconductor nanoparticles, harnessing the bacteria in giant reactors to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots via nanofermentation.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 25, 2016

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum finds home, graphene makes rubber more rubbery, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 25, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

Nanocrystal self-assembly, LED lights grow crops in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 30, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 27, 2015

Cyclic healing removes dislocations in metal, how snakes resist abrasion, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 27, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 4, 2015

Detecting thin film defects, aluminum supeatoms superconduct, extracting lithium from China’s coal, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 4, 2015.

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3D printing active electronics for eyes that emit LED light beams

By April Gocha / December 12, 2014

Using additive manufacturing—aka 3D printing—Princeton University researchers have printed LED lights directly into a hard contact lens to prove that active electronics of varied materials can be printed into complex shapes.

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