Flexible electronics

Flexible electronics, also known as flex circuits, is a technology for assembling electronic circuits by mounting electronic devices on flexible plastic substrates, such as polymide, PEEK or transparent conductive polyester film. Additionally, flex circuits can be screen printed silver circuits on polyester. Flexible electronic assemblies may be manufactured using identical components used for rigid printed circuit boards, allowing the board to conform to a desired shape, or to flex during its use.

  • National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan for 2016 is now accessible!

    The NNI

    Every three years, NNI agencies prepare an updated NNI Strategic Plan according to the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003. Therefore the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) recently announced that the new 2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan is now accessible.

  • Plug-and-Play Transformer Ensures Reliable Electricity

    In the event of power outage the installation of a mobile transformer allows safe and reliable grid connection, restoring power within one day.

    Siemens has built power transformers for ultra-high-voltage grids that can be installed within one week. Until now, this process has taken several weeks. In the event of an outage, the new transformers can restore power in a period of time that in the past would have seemed impossible. Power transformers ensure the transmission of hundreds of kilovolts (kV) of electricity over long distances all the way to the end customer. If such a transformer fails in a large city, thousands of people can be affected. Ordering and delivering a new transformer has usually taken more than six months.

  • Selbstorganisierende Nano-Tinten bilden durch Stempeldruck leitfähige und transparente Gitter

    Selbstorganisierende Nano Tinten bilden durch Stempeldruck leitfähige und transparente Gitter | Leitfähige und transparente Gitterstrukturen durch Stempeldruck mit selbstorganisierenden Nano-Tinten. Image: INM

    Transparente Elektronik findet sich heute zum Beispiel in Dünnschicht-Displays, Solarzellen und Touchscreens. Zunehmend ist Elektronik auch auf biegsamen Oberflächen von Interesse. Das erfordert druckbare Materialien, die transparent sind und deren Leitfähigkeit auch bei Verformung hoch bleibt. Dafür haben Forscher des INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien eine neue selbstorganisierende Nano-Tinte mit einem Stempeldruckverfahren kombiniert. Damit stellten sie Gitterstrukturen her, deren Strukturbreiten unter einem Mikrometer liegen.

  • 通过受控膨胀制造柔性电子

    柔性电子产品由于其惊人的应用近年吸引了相当多的关注。电极对通常作为柔性电子装置的基本组成部分。缩短电极对空间已被证明是提高性能及降低功耗的有效方法。高效地大面积生产纳米间隔的柔性基板,仍然是很大挑战。