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The world's smallest Mona Lisa

The world's smallest Mona Lisa
In 2006, Caltech's Paul Rothemund (BS '94)—now research professor of bioengineering, computing and mathematical sciences, and computation and neural systems—developed a method to fold a long strand of DNA into a prescribed shape. The technique, dubbed DNA origami, enabled scientists to create self-assembling DNA structures that could carry any specified pattern, such as a 100-nanometer-wide smiley face.
13th December 2017

Low-cost biomaterial can generate electricity

Low-cost biomaterial can generate electricity
Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to research carried out at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. Scientists at UL's Bernal Institute have discovered that the biomolecule glycine, when tapped or squeezed, can generate enough electricity to power electrical devices in an economically viable and environmentally sustainable way.
13th December 2017

3D printing of polymers for an industrial scale

3D printing of polymers for an industrial scale
The new EOS P 500 system for additive manufacturing (AM) has been introduced at formnext 2017 by technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, EOS. The system addresses companies who want to mass produce polymer parts on an industrial scale in combination with premium part quality.
4th December 2017


Perfluoroelastomer suited to plasma deposition applications

Perfluoroelastomer suited to plasma deposition applications
Kalrez 9600 is a perfluoroelastomer compound developed to meet the needs of the semiconductor fabricating industry introduced by DowDuPont Transportation and Advanced Polymers, a business segment of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division.
30th November 2017

Silicone compound offers low thermal resistance

Silicone compound offers low thermal resistance
Master Bond MasterSil 151TC was developed to improve thermal management for electronic assemblies in bonding and gap filling applications. This 100% solids silicone compound features excellent thermal conductivity and superior electrical insulation properties. Volume resistivity is >1014 ohm-cm.
27th November 2017

Conductive polymers reduce light reflections on displays by 50%

Conductive polymers reduce light reflections on displays by 50%
Conductive polymers from the Heraeus Clevios line reduce the sheet resistance on flexible and foldable touchscreens by more than 50%. This considerably improves conductivity and transmission for ultra-thin conductive display layers. Clevios HY E has thus become a key material for stably and reliably producing the next generation of foldable displays and smartphones. Heraeus will present this innovation at C-Touch in Shenzhen.
23rd November 2017

Computing platform supports materials analysis

Computing platform supports materials analysis
Devices depend highly on novel materials with tailored function. A comprehensive spectroscopic analysis toolkit will shed light on the properties of a variety of materials across a broad energy range, streamlining the effort. Nanomaterials are increasingly important to new devices and, thanks to rapid advances in microscopy and spectroscopy, characterising electronic, magnetic and crystallographic structure on the nanoscale is now possible.
23rd November 2017

An alternative way to store thermal energy

An alternative way to store thermal energy
  In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could provide an alternative.
20th November 2017

Engineers develop stable plasma ring in open air

Engineers develop stable plasma ring in open air
For the first time, engineers at Caltech have created a stable ring of plasma in open air—essentially capturing lightning in a bottle, but without the bottle. Matter can exist in four distinct phases: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Plasmas are made of charged particles—ions and electrons—and occur naturally on Earth as lightning, in the weather phenomenon called St. Elmo's fire, and in man-made objects such as fluorescent light bulbs and plasma cutting torches.
15th November 2017

Bringing material solutions to the automotive industry

Bringing material solutions to the automotive industry
Science and technology company, Merck, is offering material solutions to the next-gen automotive applications. Future automotive requires different features from current electronic devices, such as heat resistance, safety and long-lasting functionality chips. As materials plays a key role in the performance and reliability of advanced IC chips, Merck is offering a broad portfolio of solutions in the semiconductor chip manufacturing and packaging to meet the needs of the automotive industry.
14th November 2017


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