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ELEKTRO 12/2019 was released on December 4th 2019. Its digital version will be available on January 4th 2020.

Topic: Measurement engineering and measuring instruments

Main Article
Innovative process in partial discharge of AC and DC voltage diagnosis

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2019 was released on December 9th 2019. Its digital version will be available on January 9th 2020.

Professional organizations activities
Light technology konference of Visegrád countries LUMEN V4 2020 – 1st announcement
23rd International conference SVĚTLO – LIGHT 2019
56th Conference of Society for development public lighting in Plzeň
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Halla illuminated new Booking.com offices in Prague centre

Invention of teeny-tiny organic films could enable new electronics

11.11.2019 | University of Chicago | www.uchicago.edu

The first cell phone, released in 1983, was the size of a brick and weighed two-and-a-half pounds. The newest Apple Watch, released this fall, weighs 1.1 ounces.

These kind of technological leaps have been made possible by finding new and inventive ways of combining materials, which can pack more information and circuitry into smaller and smaller packages.

Organic film

In a first, scientists at the University of Chicago, in collaboration with researchers at Cornell University and Argonne National Laboratory, have discovered an easy, efficient way to grow extremely thin films of organic materials. In this case, the team took its inspiration from the stubborn separation that happens when you mix two liquids that don’t mix, like oil and water. In essence, they used the line that forms between them like a mold to create a perfect thin, flat film. The findings, published in Science, could be a stepping-stone to future electronics or technologies with new abilities.

Read more at University of Chicago

Image Credit: Baorui Cheng

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