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Tuning in to magnetic ink

An ink containing iron-oxide nanoparticles can be turned into fully printed and versatile components for cellular networks, says a team from KAUST.

Turning plastic insulator into heat conductor

Plastics are excellent insulators — a quality that can be an advantage in something like a coffee cup sleeve. But it is less desirable in products such as plastic casings for laptops and mobile phones, which can overheat, as they can trap the heat that the devices produce.

Dissipating heat from electronic devices with non-toxic filamentous virus

Researchers have discovered the film created through assembly of a nontoxic filamentous virus, is able to function as a heat dissipation material, which they expect to elucidate the mechanism of new heat transport in electronics. This material, the team claims, can be simply prepared by drying the virus aqueous solution at room temperature.

Record-high sales for optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes

Total revenues in the three optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes (O-S-D) market segments climbed 11% in 2017, the strongest growth rate since 2010. This was more than 1.5 times the average annual growth rate in the past 20 years and means it has reached an eighth consecutive record-high level of $75.3 billion, according to IC Insights.

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw

Lithium-metal batteries may be a leading contender in the hunt for a power source that can offer greater energy capacity. But, they come with a fatal flaw – dendrites, sharp needles made of clumps of lithium atoms that can cause batteries to heat up and occasionally short-circuit and catch fire.

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