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Test & Measurement
25th January 2018
Graphene based glucose-monitoring contact lens

A team of researchers with the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in the Republic of Korea has developed a glucose monitoring contact lens that its makers claim is comfortable enough to wear. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes their contact lens and suggests it could be ready for commercial use within five years.

10th February 2017
Eco-battery runs on seawater

Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea will be working to develop a new battery, using abundant and readily available seawater. UNIST will be working with public organisations in the energy sector to develop a new type of eco-friendly batteries that can store and produce electricity using seawater.

24th January 2017
Stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair

A study, affiliated with South Korea's UNIST, has introduced a new treatment for skeletal system injuries, using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties. A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties, which could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system inj...

Component Management
9th December 2016
Thermoelectric material made in paintable liquid form

A study, led by Professor Jae Sung Son of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has succeeded in developing a new technique that can be used to turn industrial waste heat into electricity for vehicles and other applications. In their study, the team presented a type of high-performance thermoelectric (TE) materials that possess liquid-like properties. These newly developed materials are both shape-engineerable and geometrically compatib...

Component Management
21st November 2016
Thermoelectric paint enables walls to convert heat into electricity

Paint these days is becoming much more than it used to be. Already researchers have developed photovoltaic paint, which can be used to make "paint-on solar cells" that capture the sun's energy and turn it into electricity. Now in a new study, researchers have created thermoelectric paint, which captures the waste heat from hot painted surfaces and converts it into electrical energy.

11th October 2016
Operation stability of highly efficient OSCs improved

A new study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has presented an effective and simple strategy to simultaneously improve and stabilise the performance of Organic Solar Cells. A type of organic solar cells (OSCs) with 11.6% efficiency has been developed by a research team, affiliated with UNIST. This solar cell maintained almost 80% of its initial efficiency after 60 days long-term te...

Component Management
26th August 2016
Next-gen smart separator membranes

  A team of Korean researchers, affiliated with UNIST is receiving the media spotlight, has proposed a green material strategy for the development of smart battery separators beyond the current state-of-the-art counterparts.

Component Management
22nd July 2016
Self-organising smart materials mimic swarm behavior

A study by an international team of researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has announced that they have succeeded in demonstrating control over the interactions occurring among microscopic spheres, which cause them to self-propel into swarms, chains, and clusters. The research published in the current online edition of Nature Materials takes lessons from cooperation in nature, includ...

2nd September 2015
Scientists use waste coffee for fuel storage

Scientists at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture material with the additional environmental benefits of recycling a waste product.

17th August 2015
Li-ion batteries can be printed on almost any surface

On July 15, a team of researchers at UNIST, led by Prof. Sang-Young Lee have discovered a class of printable solid-state Li-ion batteries (as referred as PRISS Batteries) that can exist on almost any surface. According to the research team, conventional rechargeable batteries come in fixed shapes and sizes, which have intrinsic limitations in fulfilling design and performance requirements for the flexible and wearable electronic devices.

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