Advanced Materials


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23 Feb 2016
The experiment opens the way to the study of more complex processes which occur in nature on the scale of attoseconds, such as photosynthesis, combustion, catalysis and atmospheric chemistry.
22 Feb 2016
A paper-based sensor that mimics the sensory functions of human skin has been developed for the first time from low-cost and commonly available household materials.
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01 Feb 2016
Unanticipated Response to Intense Laser Light Has Broad Implications for Ultrafast X-ray Science.
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08 Jan 2016
A research team, affiliated with UNIST has developed a “highly-conductive, highly deformable, and dry-air-stable glass electrolyte for solid-state lithium-ion batteries.
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10 Dec 2015
Researchers from Hong Kong and China jointly developed a microsatellite platform and a deployment system that was successfully applied to "Kaituo-1B", an achievement to bring low-cost aerospace technology to a wider range of civil uses.
01 Dec 2015
The Malaysian Government has awarded The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus a 5-star rating for the quality of its research and innovation, making it the highest rated international university in Malaysia.
18 Nov 2015
Graphene and metal nitrides improve the performance and stability of energy storage devices
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02 Nov 2015
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have successfully developed an ultra-sensitive transistor-based biosensor which could detect glucose in saliva. The newly invented biosensor is highly sensitive to glucose and capable of measuring the range of glucose in saliva accurately in a convenient, safe and inexpensive manner.
19 Oct 2015
Singapore— Fusionopolis Two, the latest addition to one-north, an R&D hub and icon of Singapore’s knowledge economy masterplanned and developed by JTC, was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today.
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07 Sep 2015
The new technology has power conversion efficiencies of around 12% when they are illuminated from fluorine-doped tin oxide bottom electrodes or the graphene top electrodes, compared with 7% of conventional semitransparent solar cells.
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13 Apr 2015
A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator.
03 Dec 2014
Upsetting the stability of super-small gold clusters generates multifaceted nanocrystals with potent catalytic properties
25 Nov 2014
A research team led by Prof. Keon Jae Lee of KAIST provides an easier methodology to realize high performance flexible electronics by using the Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off (ILLO), which enables nanoscale processes for high density flexible devices and high temperature processes that were previously difficult to achieve on plastic substrates.
20 Nov 2014
Saint-Gobain and CNRS, both headquartered in France, jointly established UMI-LINK at NIMS in Tsukuba City, Japan, where the three organizations launched research and development activities.
28 Oct 2014
Saint-Gobain, the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) have just opened the Laboratory for Innovative Key Materials and Structures (LINK) in the presence of the French Ambassador to Japan, Thierry Dana.
16 May 2014
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have increased the energy efficiency of a piezoelectric nanogenerator by almost 40 times, one step closer toward the commercialization of flexible energy harvesters that can supply power infinitely to wearable, implantable electronic devices.
30 Jan 2014
(Tsukuba, 30 January 2013) The ability to modulate the physical properties of graphene oxide within electronic components could have numerous applications in technology.
15 Jan 2014
Developed at A*STAR, the first electrically pumped random lasers for mid-infrared radiation are set to enable applications in sensing and imaging
20 Nov 2013
Specially designed nanostructured materials can increase the light-absorbing efficiency of solar cells
14 Nov 2013
On 12th of November, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and its industry partners have clinched one of the region’s most prestigious engineering honours, the ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards.
27 Mar 2013
Microstructures made of adjoining semiconductor disks could lead to powerful nanoscale sensors
25 Jan 2013
Chinese and Dutch scientists have developed a special surface modified cotton fabric that absorbs water from misty air for up to 340% of its own weight. The cotton then releases the collected water as temperature rises, a potential solution to provide water to the desert regions, for example for agricultural purposes.
15 Nov 2012
A team led by Dr. Kazushi Miki, Group Leader of the Functional Heterointerface Group, Polymer Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science succeeded in development of a high activity gold nanoparticle catalyst that simplify the function of enzyme in capturing substances.
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25 Oct 2012
The temperature-controlled alignment of tiny crystals could help harness their collective properties for nanotechnology applications.
28 Sep 2012
Interview with Prof. Yoon of Hanyang University who discovered an innovative method for detecting anthrax
13 Sep 2012
A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd (Hitachi Chemical) in Japan, will be collaborating on a joint research of high performance material technologies to support thin wafer processing for 3 dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC) packaging.
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29 Aug 2012
Flat panel displays and many digital devices require thin, efficient and low-cost light-emitters for applications. The pixels that make up the different colors on the display are typically wired to complex electronic circuits, but now researchers at A*STAR have developed a display technology that requires a much simpler architecture for operation.
03 Apr 2012
On April 1, 2012, MANA enters its second term. This is an accomplishment in which all of us at MANA take great pride, and one that would not be possible without your support over the last four and a half years.
14 Mar 2012
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) will be organising the fifth UNIMAS R&D Expo 2012 from March 21- 22.
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27 Feb 2012
Hanyang University of Korea and RIKEN of Japan, along with other Asian research institutes, are launching the Asian Research Network (ARN). Recently ARN members succeeded in producing transparent touch sensors using carbon nanotubes and ink solutions that can print electronic circuits or change colour in exposure to heat or UV radiation.


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