A process for making flexible circuits based on semiconducting carbon nanotube networks and high capacitance ion gel dielectrics through jet printing of liquid inks.
A perpendicular orientation of cylindrical microdomains in diblock copolymer thin films is achieved by control over polymer-surface interactions. The block which forms cylindrical microdomains is removed by UV exposure and a chemical rinse to yield a nanoporous polymer film. The porous film can be used as a template for electrodeposition of metal nanodots or as a mask for reactive ion etching.
Founded in 1998 by Dr. David Soane, former polymer chemist and Vice Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, the company’s team of scientists set out to replicate the natural water-repellency of plant surfaces and animal coats.
NanoH2O, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets reverse osmosis (RO) membranes that lower the cost of desalination. Based on breakthrough nanostructured materials and industry-proven polymer technology, NanoH2O’s thin-film nanocomposite (TFN) QuantumFlux membranes improve desalination energy efficiency and productivity.
For Bosch, materials innovation, new process and production techniques and interpretation methodologies are highly relevant for the future. They pave the way for innovative and cost-effective future products. Customised functional and structural materials play a key role in this connection, such as in injection technology, wind power transmissions, composite materials for functional integration in sensors or materials for electric power storage and conversion.