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Indium

Indium is a chemical element with symbol In and atomic number 49. This rare, very soft, malleable and easily fusible poor metal is chemically similar to gallium and thallium, and shows intermediate properties between these two. Indium was discovered in 1863 and named for the indigo blue line in its spectrum that was the first indication of its existence in zinc ores, as a new and unknown element. The metal was first isolated in the following year. Zinc ores continue to be the primary source of indium, where it is found in compound form. Very rarely the element can be found as grains of native (free) metal, but these are not of commercial importance.

European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Highly non-linear metamaterials for laser technology
Non-linear optical materials are widely used in laser systems. However, high light intensity and long propagation are required to produce strong non-linear optical effects. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have created metamaterials with a mil
Printable heating systems and transparent inks
Within the electronics field, more and more applications are coming to the fore that require a uniform, self-regulating heating system – from heated mirrors and underfloor heating systems to batteries. Conventional wire-based solutions are not only cumbersome but also particularly time-consuming and
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability: expression of interest for UK research proposals
EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability. The aim of the call is to support research that addresses the manufacturing challenges associated with novel replacements for materials that are sc
Thin-film copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) claims new world record for solar cell efficiency
For years, scientists and engineers have tried to develop a way to make solar electricity effective and affordable on a large scale. These new thin film solar cells may a step in the right direction for doing just that. Scientists based at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science a
Golden window electrodes for organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a gold plated window as the transparent electrode for organic solar cells. This innovation is set to be exploited by Molecular Solar Ltd, a Warwick spinout company dedicated to commercialising the discoveries of its academic founders in the are
Indium Corporation blogs now available in seven languages
In a sign of the times, Indium Corporation has expanded their blogging program to provide posts in seven languages. This pro
Transient liquid-phase sintering (TLPS) materials offer alternative to lead-free solder for power semiconductors
Indium Corporation announces a joint marketing and technical support agreement for high-temperature Pb-free electronics asse
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are crucial in a range of advanced electroluminescent
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are playing a crucial role in a range of advanced electroluminescent lamps being used for dashboard displays and instrumentation in the 200mph Ascari KZ1 supercar. Manufactured by Pacel Electronics, the EL lamps have been designed and developed to offer
Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher presents bright idea
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory are exploring methods for creating more electrically efficient organic light-emitting diodes, technology that could be used to create energy-efficient panels of light for use in buildings or homes.
Hidden magnetism in superconductivity
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered, while studying a compound made of the elements cerium- rhodium-indium, that a magnetic state can c
Scientists PAD their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
Scientific American' recognizes solar cell research
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been named by Scientific American magazine as one of the Scientific American 50, the noted magazine's first list recognizing annual contributions to science and technology that provide a vision of a better future.
NREL and company researchers team up on thin-film solar cells
An Austin, Tex.-based company is moving toward commercial production of advanced solar cells by using unique facilities and capabilities of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Indium Corporation will feature their RELIABILITY program at Mexitronica
A key element of this program is the company's Indium5.1 Series of Pb-Free No-Clean Solder Pastes. According to Ray Altieri, Indium<
Indium Corporation assists special Olympians
Indium Corporation participated in the Special Olympics Airlift, which provides transportation to over 1,500 athletes from a
New semiconductor alloy's crazy physics makes it a possible photovoltaic power source for satellites
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories are researching ways to use a new semiconductor alloy, indium gallium arsenide nitride, as a photovoltaic power source for space communication
Sandia develops vertical cavity surface emitting laser that promises to reduce cost of fiber optics connections
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have developed the first 1.3-micron electrically pumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser grown on gallium arsenide. It promises to reduce the cost of high-speed fiber optics connections.
Wireless nanocrystals efficiently radiate visible light
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Technological breakthrough in silicon photonics
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UC Santa Barbara and Intel develop world's first hybrid silicon laser
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Self-Healing discovered in a solar cell material
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Aircraft maintenance made easy, a new support system tailored to the needs of maintenance engineers
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New Vishay Telefunken surface-mount Light Up Displays with high-intensity blue-green range
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New red (628 nm), orange (605 nm), and yellow (588 nm) LEDs offer luminous intensity up to 7.5 mcd
To meet the increasing demand for aluminum indium gallium phosphor-based ultra-miniature SMD LEDs, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of the exceptionally bright TLMx100x LEDs in red, soft o
Seamless circular structures could be sensors, resonators & transducers for Nanoelectronics
The rings, complete circles formed by a spontaneous self-coiling process, could serve as nanometer-scale sensors, resonators and transducers, and provide a unique test bed for studying piezoelectric effects and other phenomena at the small scale. The nanorings join 'nanobelts' and 'nanosprings' in a
New material structure produces world's fastest transistor
A new type of transistor structure, invented by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has broken the 600 gigahertz speed barrier. The goal of a terahertz transistor for high-speed computing and communications applications could now be within reach.
Indium Corporation Announces New Distributor in Denmark
Indium Corporation of America has announced that PC Trading has become its
newest distributor in Europe, covering Denmark.
Scientists 'PAD' their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Highly non-linear metamaterials for laser technology
Non-linear optical materials are widely used in laser systems. However, high light intensity and long propagation are required to produce strong non-linear optical effects. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have created metamaterials with a mil
Printable heating systems and transparent inks
Within the electronics field, more and more applications are coming to the fore that require a uniform, self-regulating heating system – from heated mirrors and underfloor heating systems to batteries. Conventional wire-based solutions are not only cumbersome but also particularly time-consuming and
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability: expression of interest for UK research proposals
EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability. The aim of the call is to support research that addresses the manufacturing challenges associated with novel replacements for materials that are sc
Thin-film copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) claims new world record for solar cell efficiency
For years, scientists and engineers have tried to develop a way to make solar electricity effective and affordable on a large scale. These new thin film solar cells may a step in the right direction for doing just that. Scientists based at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science a
Golden window electrodes for organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a gold plated window as the transparent electrode for organic solar cells. This innovation is set to be exploited by Molecular Solar Ltd, a Warwick spinout company dedicated to commercialising the discoveries of its academic founders in the are
Indium Corporation blogs now available in seven languages
In a sign of the times, Indium Corporation has expanded their blogging program to provide posts in seven languages. This pro
Transient liquid-phase sintering (TLPS) materials offer alternative to lead-free solder for power semiconductors
Indium Corporation announces a joint marketing and technical support agreement for high-temperature Pb-free electronics asse
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are crucial in a range of advanced electroluminescent
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are playing a crucial role in a range of advanced electroluminescent lamps being used for dashboard displays and instrumentation in the 200mph Ascari KZ1 supercar. Manufactured by Pacel Electronics, the EL lamps have been designed and developed to offer
Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher presents bright idea
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory are exploring methods for creating more electrically efficient organic light-emitting diodes, technology that could be used to create energy-efficient panels of light for use in buildings or homes.
Hidden magnetism in superconductivity
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered, while studying a compound made of the elements cerium- rhodium-indium, that a magnetic state can c
Scientists PAD their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
Scientific American' recognizes solar cell research
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been named by Scientific American magazine as one of the Scientific American 50, the noted magazine's first list recognizing annual contributions to science and technology that provide a vision of a better future.
NREL and company researchers team up on thin-film solar cells
An Austin, Tex.-based company is moving toward commercial production of advanced solar cells by using unique facilities and capabilities of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Indium Corporation will feature their RELIABILITY program at Mexitronica
A key element of this program is the company's Indium5.1 Series of Pb-Free No-Clean Solder Pastes. According to Ray Altieri, Indium<
Indium Corporation assists special Olympians
Indium Corporation participated in the Special Olympics Airlift, which provides transportation to over 1,500 athletes from a
New semiconductor alloy's crazy physics makes it a possible photovoltaic power source for satellites
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories are researching ways to use a new semiconductor alloy, indium gallium arsenide nitride, as a photovoltaic power source for space communication
Sandia develops vertical cavity surface emitting laser that promises to reduce cost of fiber optics connections
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have developed the first 1.3-micron electrically pumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser grown on gallium arsenide. It promises to reduce the cost of high-speed fiber optics connections.
Wireless nanocrystals efficiently radiate visible light
A wireless nanodevice that functions like a fluorescent light, but potentially far more efficiently, has been developed in a joint project between the National Nuclear Security Administration
Technological breakthrough in silicon photonics
A technique for tailormaking silicon nanocrystals on 4-inch wafers has been developed and submitted for patent (German patent number: DE 101 04 193 A 1) by Dr. Margit Zacharias and colleagues of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle(Saale), Germany. Following a standard procedure
UC Santa Barbara and Intel develop world's first hybrid silicon laser
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Intel Corporation have built the world
Self-Healing discovered in a solar cell material
Self-healing is normally the province of living creatures, but now a Weizmann Institute-led research team has discovered that it can occur in a semiconductor. This finding, presented in June at the European Materials Research Conference in Strasbourg and soon to be published in the scientific journa
Aircraft maintenance made easy, a new support system tailored to the needs of maintenance engineers
Aircraft mechanics work under extreme conditions. In the SNOW project, Fraunhofer scientists and their partners in industry have developed a support system tailored to the needs of maintenance engineers. The EU project and other topics will be presented at stand D22 'Signposts to tomorrow's markets'
New Vishay Telefunken surface-mount Light Up Displays with high-intensity blue-green range
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is adding to its extensive offering of surface-mount LEDs with three new high-intensity devices in blue, blue-green, and true green for backlighting and indicator applications in automobiles, feature phones, fax machines, entertainment systems, office equipment, and prod
New red (628 nm), orange (605 nm), and yellow (588 nm) LEDs offer luminous intensity up to 7.5 mcd
To meet the increasing demand for aluminum indium gallium phosphor-based ultra-miniature SMD LEDs, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of the exceptionally bright TLMx100x LEDs in red, soft o
Seamless circular structures could be sensors, resonators & transducers for Nanoelectronics
The rings, complete circles formed by a spontaneous self-coiling process, could serve as nanometer-scale sensors, resonators and transducers, and provide a unique test bed for studying piezoelectric effects and other phenomena at the small scale. The nanorings join 'nanobelts' and 'nanosprings' in a
New material structure produces world's fastest transistor
A new type of transistor structure, invented by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has broken the 600 gigahertz speed barrier. The goal of a terahertz transistor for high-speed computing and communications applications could now be within reach.
Indium Corporation Announces New Distributor in Denmark
Indium Corporation of America has announced that PC Trading has become its
newest distributor in Europe, covering Denmark.
Scientists 'PAD' their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Highly non-linear metamaterials for laser technology
Non-linear optical materials are widely used in laser systems. However, high light intensity and long propagation are required to produce strong non-linear optical effects. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have created metamaterials with a mil
Printable heating systems and transparent inks
Within the electronics field, more and more applications are coming to the fore that require a uniform, self-regulating heating system – from heated mirrors and underfloor heating systems to batteries. Conventional wire-based solutions are not only cumbersome but also particularly time-consuming and
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability: expression of interest for UK research proposals
EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability. The aim of the call is to support research that addresses the manufacturing challenges associated with novel replacements for materials that are sc
Thin-film copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) claims new world record for solar cell efficiency
For years, scientists and engineers have tried to develop a way to make solar electricity effective and affordable on a large scale. These new thin film solar cells may a step in the right direction for doing just that. Scientists based at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science a
Golden window electrodes for organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a gold plated window as the transparent electrode for organic solar cells. This innovation is set to be exploited by Molecular Solar Ltd, a Warwick spinout company dedicated to commercialising the discoveries of its academic founders in the are
Indium Corporation blogs now available in seven languages
In a sign of the times, Indium Corporation has expanded their blogging program to provide posts in seven languages. This pro
Transient liquid-phase sintering (TLPS) materials offer alternative to lead-free solder for power semiconductors
Indium Corporation announces a joint marketing and technical support agreement for high-temperature Pb-free electronics asse
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are crucial in a range of advanced electroluminescent
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are playing a crucial role in a range of advanced electroluminescent lamps being used for dashboard displays and instrumentation in the 200mph Ascari KZ1 supercar. Manufactured by Pacel Electronics, the EL lamps have been designed and developed to offer
Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher presents bright idea
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory are exploring methods for creating more electrically efficient organic light-emitting diodes, technology that could be used to create energy-efficient panels of light for use in buildings or homes.
Hidden magnetism in superconductivity
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered, while studying a compound made of the elements cerium- rhodium-indium, that a magnetic state can c
Scientists PAD their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
Scientific American' recognizes solar cell research
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been named by Scientific American magazine as one of the Scientific American 50, the noted magazine's first list recognizing annual contributions to science and technology that provide a vision of a better future.
NREL and company researchers team up on thin-film solar cells
An Austin, Tex.-based company is moving toward commercial production of advanced solar cells by using unique facilities and capabilities of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Indium Corporation will feature their RELIABILITY program at Mexitronica
A key element of this program is the company's Indium5.1 Series of Pb-Free No-Clean Solder Pastes. According to Ray Altieri, Indium<
Indium Corporation assists special Olympians
Indium Corporation participated in the Special Olympics Airlift, which provides transportation to over 1,500 athletes from a
New semiconductor alloy's crazy physics makes it a possible photovoltaic power source for satellites
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories are researching ways to use a new semiconductor alloy, indium gallium arsenide nitride, as a photovoltaic power source for space communication
Sandia develops vertical cavity surface emitting laser that promises to reduce cost of fiber optics connections
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have developed the first 1.3-micron electrically pumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser grown on gallium arsenide. It promises to reduce the cost of high-speed fiber optics connections.
Wireless nanocrystals efficiently radiate visible light
A wireless nanodevice that functions like a fluorescent light, but potentially far more efficiently, has been developed in a joint project between the National Nuclear Security Administration
Technological breakthrough in silicon photonics
A technique for tailormaking silicon nanocrystals on 4-inch wafers has been developed and submitted for patent (German patent number: DE 101 04 193 A 1) by Dr. Margit Zacharias and colleagues of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle(Saale), Germany. Following a standard procedure
UC Santa Barbara and Intel develop world's first hybrid silicon laser
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Intel Corporation have built the world
Self-Healing discovered in a solar cell material
Self-healing is normally the province of living creatures, but now a Weizmann Institute-led research team has discovered that it can occur in a semiconductor. This finding, presented in June at the European Materials Research Conference in Strasbourg and soon to be published in the scientific journa
Aircraft maintenance made easy, a new support system tailored to the needs of maintenance engineers
Aircraft mechanics work under extreme conditions. In the SNOW project, Fraunhofer scientists and their partners in industry have developed a support system tailored to the needs of maintenance engineers. The EU project and other topics will be presented at stand D22 'Signposts to tomorrow's markets'
New Vishay Telefunken surface-mount Light Up Displays with high-intensity blue-green range
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is adding to its extensive offering of surface-mount LEDs with three new high-intensity devices in blue, blue-green, and true green for backlighting and indicator applications in automobiles, feature phones, fax machines, entertainment systems, office equipment, and prod
New red (628 nm), orange (605 nm), and yellow (588 nm) LEDs offer luminous intensity up to 7.5 mcd
To meet the increasing demand for aluminum indium gallium phosphor-based ultra-miniature SMD LEDs, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of the exceptionally bright TLMx100x LEDs in red, soft o
Seamless circular structures could be sensors, resonators & transducers for Nanoelectronics
The rings, complete circles formed by a spontaneous self-coiling process, could serve as nanometer-scale sensors, resonators and transducers, and provide a unique test bed for studying piezoelectric effects and other phenomena at the small scale. The nanorings join 'nanobelts' and 'nanosprings' in a
New material structure produces world's fastest transistor
A new type of transistor structure, invented by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has broken the 600 gigahertz speed barrier. The goal of a terahertz transistor for high-speed computing and communications applications could now be within reach.
Indium Corporation Announces New Distributor in Denmark
Indium Corporation of America has announced that PC Trading has become its
newest distributor in Europe, covering Denmark.
Scientists 'PAD' their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Highly non-linear metamaterials for laser technology
Non-linear optical materials are widely used in laser systems. However, high light intensity and long propagation are required to produce strong non-linear optical effects. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have created metamaterials with a mil
Printable heating systems and transparent inks
Within the electronics field, more and more applications are coming to the fore that require a uniform, self-regulating heating system – from heated mirrors and underfloor heating systems to batteries. Conventional wire-based solutions are not only cumbersome but also particularly time-consuming and
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability: expression of interest for UK research proposals
EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in Materials Substitution for Safety, Security and Sustainability. The aim of the call is to support research that addresses the manufacturing challenges associated with novel replacements for materials that are sc
Thin-film copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) claims new world record for solar cell efficiency
For years, scientists and engineers have tried to develop a way to make solar electricity effective and affordable on a large scale. These new thin film solar cells may a step in the right direction for doing just that. Scientists based at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science a
Golden window electrodes for organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a gold plated window as the transparent electrode for organic solar cells. This innovation is set to be exploited by Molecular Solar Ltd, a Warwick spinout company dedicated to commercialising the discoveries of its academic founders in the are
Indium Corporation blogs now available in seven languages
In a sign of the times, Indium Corporation has expanded their blogging program to provide posts in seven languages. This pro
Transient liquid-phase sintering (TLPS) materials offer alternative to lead-free solder for power semiconductors
Indium Corporation announces a joint marketing and technical support agreement for high-temperature Pb-free electronics asse
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are crucial in a range of advanced electroluminescent
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are playing a crucial role in a range of advanced electroluminescent lamps being used for dashboard displays and instrumentation in the 200mph Ascari KZ1 supercar. Manufactured by Pacel Electronics, the EL lamps have been designed and developed to offer
Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher presents bright idea
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory are exploring methods for creating more electrically efficient organic light-emitting diodes, technology that could be used to create energy-efficient panels of light for use in buildings or homes.
Hidden magnetism in superconductivity
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered, while studying a compound made of the elements cerium- rhodium-indium, that a magnetic state can c
Scientists PAD their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
Scientific American' recognizes solar cell research
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been named by Scientific American magazine as one of the Scientific American 50, the noted magazine's first list recognizing annual contributions to science and technology that provide a vision of a better future.
NREL and company researchers team up on thin-film solar cells
An Austin, Tex.-based company is moving toward commercial production of advanced solar cells by using unique facilities and capabilities of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Indium Corporation will feature their RELIABILITY program at Mexitronica
A key element of this program is the company's Indium5.1 Series of Pb-Free No-Clean Solder Pastes. According to Ray Altieri, Indium<
Indium Corporation assists special Olympians
Indium Corporation participated in the Special Olympics Airlift, which provides transportation to over 1,500 athletes from a
New semiconductor alloy's crazy physics makes it a possible photovoltaic power source for satellites
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories are researching ways to use a new semiconductor alloy, indium gallium arsenide nitride, as a photovoltaic power source for space communication
Sandia develops vertical cavity surface emitting laser that promises to reduce cost of fiber optics connections
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have developed the first 1.3-micron electrically pumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser grown on gallium arsenide. It promises to reduce the cost of high-speed fiber optics connections.
Wireless nanocrystals efficiently radiate visible light
A wireless nanodevice that functions like a fluorescent light, but potentially far more efficiently, has been developed in a joint project between the National Nuclear Security Administration
Technological breakthrough in silicon photonics
A technique for tailormaking silicon nanocrystals on 4-inch wafers has been developed and submitted for patent (German patent number: DE 101 04 193 A 1) by Dr. Margit Zacharias and colleagues of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle(Saale), Germany. Following a standard procedure
UC Santa Barbara and Intel develop world's first hybrid silicon laser
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Intel Corporation have built the world
Self-Healing discovered in a solar cell material
Self-healing is normally the province of living creatures, but now a Weizmann Institute-led research team has discovered that it can occur in a semiconductor. This finding, presented in June at the European Materials Research Conference in Strasbourg and soon to be published in the scientific journa
Aircraft maintenance made easy, a new support system tailored to the needs of maintenance engineers
Aircraft mechanics work under extreme conditions. In the SNOW project, Fraunhofer scientists and their partners in industry have developed a support system tailored to the needs of maintenance engineers. The EU project and other topics will be presented at stand D22 'Signposts to tomorrow's markets'
New Vishay Telefunken surface-mount Light Up Displays with high-intensity blue-green range
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is adding to its extensive offering of surface-mount LEDs with three new high-intensity devices in blue, blue-green, and true green for backlighting and indicator applications in automobiles, feature phones, fax machines, entertainment systems, office equipment, and prod
New red (628 nm), orange (605 nm), and yellow (588 nm) LEDs offer luminous intensity up to 7.5 mcd
To meet the increasing demand for aluminum indium gallium phosphor-based ultra-miniature SMD LEDs, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of the exceptionally bright TLMx100x LEDs in red, soft o
Seamless circular structures could be sensors, resonators & transducers for Nanoelectronics
The rings, complete circles formed by a spontaneous self-coiling process, could serve as nanometer-scale sensors, resonators and transducers, and provide a unique test bed for studying piezoelectric effects and other phenomena at the small scale. The nanorings join 'nanobelts' and 'nanosprings' in a
New material structure produces world's fastest transistor
A new type of transistor structure, invented by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has broken the 600 gigahertz speed barrier. The goal of a terahertz transistor for high-speed computing and communications applications could now be within reach.
Indium Corporation Announces New Distributor in Denmark
Indium Corporation of America has announced that PC Trading has become its
newest distributor in Europe, covering Denmark.
Scientists 'PAD' their way to new metal-oxide film technology
University of California scientists working with a researcher from Washington State University at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Superconductivity Technology Center have developed a novel method for creating high performance, inorganic metal-oxide films using polymer-assisted deposition, or PAD. T
 
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