Last year saw 5,769 new patent suits filed in federal district courts, representing a 15% increase over the previous year, with non-practicing entities (NPEs) filing two out of every three of these suits.
Acoustic micro-imaging tools perform the non-destructive imaging and analysis of internal features (including anomalies and defects) in advanced ceramics and other materials by pulsing ultrasound into the sample and receiving the return echoes.
In today’s manufacturing world, materials production and supply have grown increasingly complex. Business moves quickly, information is exchanged across the globe almost instantaneously, and pressure for immediate performance can be extremely high—even in industries that require long production cycles. As a result, product shipment and quality assurance can often struggle to keep up with the breakneck pace and expectations.
Shedding light on the molecule-ion interplay on the surface of an organic-inorganic perovskite crystal could help improve future solar cells.
February 1, 2016
Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are key components of the new generation of solar cells. Understanding the properties of these materials is important for improving the lifetime and quality of solar cells.