Future chips: using magnetic effects in electrons for a hundredfold reduction in power consumption -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Image: A couple of batteries are in the foreground with a blurred background.

Advancements in all-solid-state batteries by KIST-LLNL collaboration


Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have made significant progress in developing high-energy-density all-solid-state batteries, aiming for commercialization. Their latest research focuses on the design and synthesis of stable solid electrolytes, crucial for safer and more efficient lithium battery technology.
Read more
Image: A technical drawing with 3 inputs and one output; Copyright: Fraunhofer IZM

Fraunhofer IZM

Future chips: using magnetic effects in electrons for a hundredfold reduction in power consumption


SPIDER project: Using spinwave technology, EU consortium led by Fraunhofer IZM aims to cut computer chip power consumption by 100x. Magnon-based approach promises energy-efficient computing. Project runs till May 2026 with €3M funding.
Read more
Image: Group photo of the project partners in Sevilla / Spain; Copyright: DECHEMA e.V.


Recovery of battery metals - project launch of Metallico


How can battery metals such as lithium, cobalt, copper, manganese and nickel be recycled in a sustainable way? This question is in the focus of the new EU project METALLICO, in which DECHEMA is also involved. 23 partners from nine countries will optimize five innovative processes for the recovery of those metals and subsequently demonstrate these in case studies on an industrially relevant scale.
Read more
Image: nerve cell on a blue background; Copyright: claudioventrella


Nanoparticle-based deep brain stimulation can treat Parkinson's disease


With the onset of an aging population, the annual incidence of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease is escalating rapidly. One of the various therapeutic approaches for such diseases is deep brain stimulation. Recently, a research team at POSTECH developed a new technique for administering electrical stimulation to the brain without the need for implanted electrodes.
Read more
Image: An active fiber fabricated by the thermal drawing; Copyright: Sato et al

Sato et al

Navigating complex biological systems with smart fibers


Instrumenting integrative actuators and sensors within a single active device at the microscale is constrained by current manufacturing technologies. Now, a team of researchers has developed a flexible polymer-based actuatable fiber which is capable of being integrated with smart materials and biosensing composite materials.
Read more
Image: Representation of a human forearm, with muscles, tendons and bones, around which microimplants are visible distributed; Copyright: WILDDESIGN GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

WILDDESIGN GmbH, Gelsenkirchen

A new generation of microimplants


They are barely the size of a thumbnail, able to communicate with each other and respond to each other, and designed to make life easier for people with functional limitations. We are talking about a new generation of interactive microimplants developed by the innovation cluster INTAKT.
Read more