Strategic Elements announced that it has achieved significant technical improvements in its Nanocube Memory Ink technology at the University of New South wales (UNSW). The company is now incorporating these advancements into a transparent demonstrator that will be ready by Q3 2019.
SER says that it has developed new fabrication methods for its memory ink and its production onto plastics. SER has filed patents for these methods.
Strategic Elements announces has signed an agreement with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to further optimize the company's Nanocube Memory Ink flexible/transparent RRAM technology. UNSW and SER will also develop demonstrator applications for the new technology.
UNSW will begin the research by assessing potential demonstrator applications in areas such as multi-functional capacitive sensors that can detect the type and strength of external stimuli including curvature, pressure, strain, and touch with clear distinction. It will also look into developing memory arrays that will fulfill the growing requirement for local digital data storage on flexible sensors, tags, wearables and high value consumer packaging.
Strategic Elements announces that it has received financial support from the Australian government to extend the development of its Nanocube RRAM memory ink with CSIRO. The $100,00 grant will be co-funded by the government and SER.
Strategic Elements announces an updates regarding its Memory Ink project status - and said that it has recently tested its spin-coated Memory Ink device (based on a glass substrate and silver electrodes). The tests, performed at UNSW, were successful and 100% of the memory cells operated successfully and showed "suitable" endurance.
SER is working with CSIRO, which reproduced the tests done at UNSW successfully - although the endurance results achieved at UNSW could not be repeated. SER will continue to work with UNSW to understand the variability in process and results. The company is also looking into a collaboration with VTT Finland.
Strategic Elements announced that it has been awarded $100,000 AUD together with CSIRO to fund trial a development of methods to optimize the levels of organic materials in the company's Memory Ink, for industrial level processes. The project was awarded to SER's 100% owned subsidiary, Australian Advanced Materials (AAM).
Strategic Elements announced that it has successfully produced a large-scale batch of its Nanocube Memory Ink with around 400 times the volume of previous batches. Previously the researchers were only able to produces batches in the milliliter range, but now a new method was developed to produces batches of Nanocube Ink in the liter scale.
Strategic Elements announced that it has co-developed a new glass-based RRAM device prototype together with materials research team from the University of New South Wales.
Strategic Elements reports that the alternative fabrication method it started investigating a few weeks ago has succeeded in creating a layer of nanocube ink over five times thinner than achieved previously with increased performance.
The surface roughness and uniformity of the nanocube layer was also significantly enhanced. The new method was developed and optimized at the University of New South Wales.
Strategic Elements reported that the company is developing an alternative method to build a Nanocube Memory Ink prototype. The new method is being optimized and the company hopes it will lead to significantly enhanced capabilities.
The company hopes to finish the first initial testing phase over the next 3-4 weeks, and then publish the results and demonstrate the new technology to future potential partners.