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A few weeks ago I was in Nuremberg and visited the German location of Konarka Technologies, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of third generation photovoltaic modules. For this summer (double) edition we spoke to Alex Valenzuela, Vice President European Business Development at Konarka. We got a very interesting insight about one of the best companies worldwide operating in this sector. Konarka's product, Power Plastic(R) uses nanotechnology and organic chemistry to create the thinnest and lightest module in the world while offering opaque and semi-transparent panels in four colours.
Besides the interview, we can offer you some interesting tech news in this edition. The Company E Ink [page 24] expands the capabilities of reflective displays with Pearl, its next generation display technology. Pearl has the whitest reflective displays in the industry, and a contrast ratio now approximately 50% greater than today's products. And, there's good news for electric vehicles [page 8]: U.S. researchers will explore both cheaper metals and the more stable phosphate in place of oxide in batteries. Their lithium manganese phosphate mini battery held a little more than 150 milliAmp hours per gram of material, higher than< other researchers had been able to attain.
Plus, we will reprint some really amazing photos from the Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest. All users of ZEISS particle beam systems can submit their most beautiful photos. The website is available for submissions until September 12th.
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