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Eco-Friendly Technique Converts Waste into High-Performance Carbon Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Eco-Friendly Technique Converts Waste into High-Performance Carbon Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

A research team from Purdue University has developed a new eco-friendly technique to reuse the packaging waste by transforming waste packing peanuts into carbon electrodes for use in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These high-performance electrodes have been found to be better than standard graphite electrodes. [More]
XENON Launches S-5100 Wide-Width Roll-to-Roll Sintering Solution for Printed Electronics

XENON Launches S-5100 Wide-Width Roll-to-Roll Sintering Solution for Printed Electronics

XENON Corporation, the world leader in Pulsed Light, has introduced the S-5100 Wide-Width Sintering System, the industry's first wide-width roll-to-roll sintering solution for printed electronics production applications. "This is a milestone for the printed electronics industry," said Lou Panico, CEO of XENON. "For the first time, manufacturers can sinter metallic inks over a large area, right in the web press production line." [More]
Researchers Create High-Performance Ultrathin Polymeric Insulator for Field-Effect Transistors

Researchers Create High-Performance Ultrathin Polymeric Insulator for Field-Effect Transistors

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed ultrathin polymer insulators which play an important role in field-effect transistors (FETs) or low-power soft electronics. [More]

H.C. Starck’s Tantalum Supply Chain Again Declared Compliant With Conflict Free Smelter Program

H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of technology metals and advanced ceramics, announced today that its tantalum supply chain has been again declared free of “conflict minerals” following an independent audi... [More]
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Becomes a Member of Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Becomes a Member of Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. announced today that it has joined the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), the world’s largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for the businesses, people, and communities who collectively contribute to the manufacture of electronic devices around the world. ASE’s membership further represents the Company’s resolve to align and work with suppliers and partners that share similar values regarding sustainability. [More]
New Electrolyte Eliminates Dendrites that Short-Circuit Rechargeable Batteries

New Electrolyte Eliminates Dendrites that Short-Circuit Rechargeable Batteries

Dendrites are small, pin-like fibers that can short circuit rechargeable batteries and which in turn can promote fire hazards and restrict the capability of batteries to store up renewable energy or power smart phones. Now, a novel electrolyte developed for lithium batteries removes dendrites and at the same time makes batteries highly efficient by allowing them to carry a considerable amount of electric current. Batteries that use other dendrite-restricting solutions have failed to sustain current densities and high efficiencies. The study has been described in Nature Communications. [More]
New Approach Helps Create High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronic Devices Using Inexpensive Materials

New Approach Helps Create High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronic Devices Using Inexpensive Materials

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method that could transform the way of developing high-quality fiber-based electronic devices. For many years, researchers have known how to obtain thin fibers from materials. [More]
Spintronic Devices Could Offer Robust Solutions for Radiation-Filled Environments

Spintronic Devices Could Offer Robust Solutions for Radiation-Filled Environments

Researchers at Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan are studying a group of novel materials that could reduce power consumption and create higher computational speeds even in adverse conditions. [More]
New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

New Silicon Nanofibers Could Boost Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

Scientists at Bourns College of Engineering of the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) have created a new material for lithium-ion batteries that contains sponge-like silicon nanofibers. This paper-like material is over 100X thinner than human hair and could significantly improve the specific energy or the quantity of energy that can be supplied per unit weight of the battery. This latest breakthrough holds promising applications in batteries for personal electronics and electric cars. [More]
Molybdenum Disulfide Has Promise for Extremely High-Temperature Electronics

Molybdenum Disulfide Has Promise for Extremely High-Temperature Electronics

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have collaborated in a study to discover that molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) material may hold promise for producing thin-film transistors for applications in extreme temperature environments. The team has reported the method to manufacture molybdenum disulfide thin-film transistors and their performance at high temperatures to demonstrate the potential of the material for extreme-temperature electronics. [More]