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ELEKTRO 1/2018 was released on January 16th 2018. Its digital version will be available on February 12th 2018.

Topic: Electrotechnology; Materials for electrical engineering; Wiring material

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A new electrical insulating fluid and its possible deployment in practice

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2017 was released on December 11th 2017. Its digital version will be available on january 11th 2018.

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Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

18.01.2017 | Phys.org | phys.org

Princeton engineering researchers have illuminated a path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store shelves.

The researchers developed a technique in which nanoscale perovskite particles self-assemble to produce more efficient, stable and durable perovskite-based LEDs. The advance could speed the use of perovskite technologies in commercial applications such as lighting, lasers and television and computer screens.

New type of LED

Perovskites exhibit a number of intriguing properties—they can be superconductive or semiconductive, depending on their structure—that make them promising materials for use in electrical devices. In recent years, they have been touted as a potential replacement for silicon in solar panels: cheaper to manufacture while offering equal efficiency as some silicon-based solar cells.

Read more at Phys.org

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