Navigation Links
A new material for environmentally friendlier electronics
Date:1/28/2013

The electronics industry has a remarkable impact on the environment, yet research is devising new solutions to reduce it. Among these, a new compound with an unutterable name, the diisopropylammonium bromide (DIPAB), a new ferroelectric material created by an international team of researchers that include Massimo Capone and Gianluca Giovannetti of Istituto Officina dei Materiali at CNR and of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste (SISSA), whose research has been just published in Science magazine.

"A ferroelectric material has properties analogous to those of a magnet in electricity, a system in which the electric dipoles tend to 'line up'" explains Capone. Materials with such characteristics are key in the production of electronic devices, from ordinary computers to solar cells. The materials that are usually employed, like barium or titanium oxides, have a very strong impact on the environment and, besides, require complex equipment for their production. "This is not the case of the organic compound we have elaborated and studied, that can be processed very easily from aqueous solution and has a low impact on the environment" comments Giovannetti. And not only it is environmentally friendlier, but also cheaper.

By improving its response at the processing stage, the use of such material may spread to the field of electronic devices. The theoretical study carried out by Giovannetti and Capone aims at identifying new materials with even better characteristics and to fine-tune their processing. "The process currently employed still shows some small errors, that is, exhibits a percentage of processed molecules that differs from what expected", points out Capone. "By improving such aspect DIPAB may be employed in the future in the production, for instance, of computer memory."

More in detail...

DIPAB is defined as a molecular crystal. What does that mean? "Basically it is a lattice in which
'/>"/>

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressroom@sissa.it
39-040-378-7557
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. NASA develops super-black material that absorbs light across multiple wavelength bands
2. New metamaterial allows transmission gain while retaining negative refraction property
3. Multidisciplinary team of researchers develop world’s lightest material
4. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion
5. Transparent material breakthrough
6. BioRestorative Therapies Signs Material Manufacturing Agreement With University of Utah
7. Nanowiggles: Scientists discover graphene nanomaterials with tunable functionality in electronics
8. New material for thermonuclear fusion reactors
9. Nature Materials: Quick-cooking nanomaterials in microwave to make tomorrows air conditioners
10. Berkeley Lab seeks to help US assert scientific leadership in critical materials
11. Nature Materials study: Graphene invisible to water
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
A new material for environmentally friendlier electronics
(Date:7/30/2014)... PARIS , July 30, 2014  Regeneron ... NYSE: SNY) today announced that the Companies intend to ... pediatric disease priority review voucher in connection with the ... review voucher entitles the holder to designate a BLA ... review from the filing date instead of the standard ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014  Replikins Ltd. today released new data ... virus. Before the current outbreaks, the mean Ebola Reston ... acids) between 1995 and 2002 was 1.1; the mean ... and sixteen-fold in 2013, thus predicting the current outbreaks ... has been shown to be able to predict outbreaks ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... With the accelerated aging of the ... as well as the improved medical care facilities ... industry has been developing quickly, especially in vitro ... in vitro diagnostics market size reached RMB22.98 billion, ... diagnostic reagents. , Read complete report with ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014  Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues (LOI) from the ... Use (CHMP) for the NB32 Marketing Authorization Application (MAA). ... an investigational drug candidate being evaluated for weight loss. ... 120 time point were adequately addressed by the Company ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 2Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 3Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 4Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 5Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 6China Diagnostic Reagent Industry Report, 2013-2016 | Researchmoz 2China Diagnostic Reagent Industry Report, 2013-2016 | Researchmoz 3Orexigen Receives CHMP Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues 2Orexigen Receives CHMP Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues 3
... 2012  Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT), ... its nonprofit, with the mission to rid the ... through educational programs promoting early detection and aggressive ... research have made it entirely possible to detect ...
... Francisco, CA (March 14, 2012): A highly targeted ... O104 strain was rapidly created using AvidBiotics, antibacterial ... published, draft genomic sequence data as detailed in a ... strategy described offers a rapid-response platform with the potential ...
... of a specialist field to identify subject experts and ... bewildering. New research, published in BioMed Central,s open access ... method of social network analysis, similar to finding friends ... news articles to identify opinion leaders and media experts. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT) Launched to Beat Cardiovascular Disease 2Targeted antibacterial agent rapidly created in response to serious food safety pathogen 2Targeted antibacterial agent rapidly created in response to serious food safety pathogen 3Social networking shortcut to finding medical experts 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... Press Limited today announced an across-the-board increase in ... The 2013 InCites Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, ... Biochemical Journal , Essays in Biochemistry , ... Reports all received increases in their Impact ... Society and published by Portland Press Limited. , ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... State University,s College of Engineering recently received a ... the project, "Nanoparticle-directed synthesis of organic nanorods." ... is the creation and utilization of functional materials, ... A major bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is ... functional materials into one device. A research team ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Embryonic stem cells can develop into a multitude of cells ... development into the specific types of mature cells that make ... , One key seems to be long chains of sugars ... Godula,s group at the University of California, San Diego, has ... sugars, but can be more easily manipulated to direct the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Across-the-board Impact Factor increases for Portland Press Limited 2NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices 2
... New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have announced they are developing ... to treat a diverse range of health problems, from inflammation ... is published in the July issue of Nature Biotechnology. ... age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy are likely to ...
... Physicians and surgeons will someday monitor a patient's blood ... thanks to research being conducted by a Cornell University ... new technology is being developed by Edwin Kan, associate ... Transonic Systems of Ithaca. Kan performed much of his ...
... factors that would explain the different life expectancies of ... universal, according to University of Michigan researchers. , "Women ... difference in lifespan has been recognized since at least ... scientist in the U-M School of Public Health and ...
Cached Biology News:'Molecular assassin' targets disease gene 2Researchers to develop ultra-miniature implantable sensors to measure blood flow 2Evolutionary forces explain why women live longer than men 2