nano tech 2011

Date & Time: February 16-18, 2011, 10:00-17:00
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, East Exhibition Halls 4-6 & Conference Tower


Touchscreens Made of Carbon
Touchscreens are in – although the technology still has its price. The little screens contain rare and expensive elements. This is the reason why researchers at Fraunhofer are coming up with an alternative display made of low-priced renewable raw materials available all over the world. The researchers are presenting touchscreens that contain carbon nanotubes at the nano tech 2011 fair in Tokyo (Hall 5, Booth E-18-11) from February 16-18. ()

Nanoworld in color
Microscopically small nanostructured arrays of lenses that can record or project amazingly sharp images in brilliant colors are being demonstrated by Fraunhofer research scientists at the nano tech 2011 trade show in Tokyo from February 16 to 18. ( )

Several nano technology relevant Fraunhofer Institutes will exhibit their latest research development and applications at nano tech 2011.

Fraunhofer Alliance Nanotechnology (Booth No.: E-18-11)

The Fraunhofer alliance covers the whole R&D value chain form new ideas and consulting, molecular modelling, synthesis, characterization and analysis up to industrial implementation.
Main R&D projects and application fields are: nanoparticles (oxides, polymers, metals), coatings (PVD, CVD, Plasma, wet-chemical processing), polymer nanocomposites, ceramics, carbon-nanotube-based actuators, optical materials (antireflective, waveguides etc.), biomedical systems and hybrid inorganic-organic composites.
The alliance nanotechnology is open for cooperation with all kind of enterprises (from start-ups to global players) and research institutes. The cooperation is based on contract research.

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) (Booth No.: E-18-11)

With its research fields ‘‘Materials and Components‘‘, ‘‘Modules and Systems‘‘ and ‘‘Hybrid Micro Systems’’ the Fraunhofer-IKTS covers the entire value chain of functional ceramic solutions ranging from materials development to system application. Our research focuses on electrochemical systems and microsystems for hybrid technology, photovoltaic, sensor technology and energy conversion.

Exhibiting Products & Technologies include:
- thick film pastes
- ceramic multilayer
- joining technology
- sensors
- energy conversion

Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) (Booth No.: E-18-8)

Exhibiting Products & Technologies include:
- Printed Battery
- Low Temperature Bonding Using Reactive Multilayer Films

Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZFP) (Booth No.: E-18-22)

Highlight of exhibiton:
The Multi Parameter Eddy Current Scanner utilizes EC single sensors. The system is designed for the creation of conductivity images of structured and unstructured single layers and multi layer systems. The device scans with max. 4 discrete frequencies whereas each frequency obtains information of different depth level of the sample. The utilization of multi frequencies combined with linear regressions algorithm enables a high effective noise suppression resulting to high resolution conductivity imaging. The software integrated evaluation enables the detection and separation of defects and inhomogenities such as cracks, delimitations, thickness and conductivity variations, finger failures, impurities or intended and unintended conductive connections. Due to calibration with according samples the signal can be referred to physical parameters such as conductivity, layer thickness or to further conductivity related characteristics.

Exhibiting Products & Technologies include:
- "EddyCus MPECS" - Conductivity imaging device
- "EddyCus ThinFilm" - Sheet resitance gauging instrument

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) (Booth No.: E-18-11)

We develop innovative materials, offering partnerships to industrial companies. Key areas: surface engineering, energy management, glass and ceramics, microsystems, life sciences and environment.

a) projection system based on new high-power LED in combination with microoptics based on ORMOCER®s (award-winning technology in 2007)
b) ultra flat cameras/sensors based on bio-inspired ORMOCER® -based microoptical arrays
c) the smallest color beamer of the world

Fraunhofer-Center Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT) (Booth No.: E-18-9)

In order to operate the sensors at limited availability of energy sources, an elaborate power-management, low-power devices and internal energy storage are required.
With its competences in projection and design of self-powered wireless sensor systems including power-management and internet-access to the sensors, Fraunhofer CNT offers customized development services to companies that want to employ sensor systems in their applications.
Meeting the requirements of limited space for tiny sensors Fraunhofer CNT develops high density on-chip energy storages that can be integrated together with the other components of the system on a single chip. The integrated energy storage is enabling new applications that require very small and thin sensor systems, like for health monitoring, in pipelines or moving parts of engines. Fraunhofer CNT is working on new dielectric materials and patterning processes in order to provide high energy storage capacitances using CMOS compatible technologies.

Exhibiting Products & Technologies include:
- Demonstrator for self-powered sensor systems
- Atom Probe Tomography
- Dry Etch Services

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) (Booth No.: E-18-11)

Fraunhofer IPA has developed a new eco-friendly touch screen “ECO touch” made from renewable, low-cost and ubiquitous raw materials such as the carbon nanotubes.

Graphene coated films and glass substrates 
CNT modified copper alloy for better bearing materials
CNT titan alloy for medical-technical applications
CNT aluminum alloy for lightweight-structure applications
various CNT coated materials (plastics, glass and film)

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