Biimidazole-based iridium complexes

Biimidazole based iridium complexes for blue light emission

Printing plastic electronics from solution promises to revolutionise the manufacture of luminaires and the production of high-efficiency light sources. We have designed deep-blue emitting cationic iridium complexes that are unprecedently bright to complement currently available red and green emitters. Thes open up the possibility of producing white light displays.

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TADF - deep blue

Thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) compounds

We have developed a series of deep blue TADF emitters for OLEDS. The emitters contain both carbazole donors and oxadiazole acceptors to effectively form excitons by a charge trapping mechanism.

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Electronics, Sensors & Photonics

Smart Building Management System

A novel building energy management system has been developed for managing energy usage; heating, cooling, lighting etc. The system is based on a wireless sensor architecture and advanced artificial intelligence network.  The system is able to optimise environmental controls based on remote, real-time monitoring of building sensors.

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Proton Conducting Electrolyser

Calibration Device and method for Microcantilever Sensors

Our technology provide the solution to enable the accurate calibration of microcantilever sensors used in Atomic force Microscopy (AFM), microfluidic applications, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)and lab-on-a-chip technolgies. 

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A New Perovskite Based Anode For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

A New Perovskite Based Anode For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

The new perovskite anode is a single phase material which is stable over the operating temperatures of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (600 – 1000 degrees Centigrade) both in fuel and air atmospheres.

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Energy & Renewables

SOFCRoll - an advance in solid oxide fuel cell technology

The SOFCRoll fuel cell overcomes many of the exisiting challenges of other solid oxide fuel cells. Its double spiral geometry reduces the cost and the number of steps in producing fuel cells. The SOFCRoll has been further developed by St Andrews Fuel Cells Ltd, and is now available to licence.

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Energy & Renewables

Novel Optical Concentrator for BIPV Systems

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar concentrator systems not only generate electricity, but also allow the transformation of ambient light and the use of cogenerated heat for various fundtions. Commercial advantages of BIPV include substantial reduction in amount of silcon used and reduced consumption on heating, lighting and cooling.

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Energy & Renewables

Combined Tidal Stream/Reversible Hydrogen System for Balanced Renewable Generation

By coupling the generators with a reversible fuel cell to store the spare energy as hydrogen gas, to be used later when needed, the reversible fuel cell should have good efficiency and reliability, as there are no pumps etc to use power or break down.

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Efficient Hydrogen generation for renewable energy storage and transmission

Efficient Hydrogen generation for renewable energy storage and transmission Within an ongoing Research and Development project new materials and designs have been developed to electrolyse steam at 500 – 600 ºC. The elevated temperature makes the conversion process more efficient by simplifying the production need.

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Electronics, Sensors & Photonics

High Voltage Condition Monitoring

Transformers play a key role in the transmission and distribution network, getting power from source to end-user, so any fault is critical and needs to be identified before any damage to the transformer or surrounding components leads to power black-out or catastrophic failure.

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