Industrial Applications

Organic LEDs

LED organici

OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) are miniature, flexible, versatile and highly efficient light sources that consume little energy. OLED sources can be extremely small, as in the case of the pixels in a display screen, but can also be distributed over an entire surface, such as the walls of a room or components of a motor car interior.
While OLED technology exhibits all the properties needed to compete commercially with current technologies based on incandescence and fluorescence, some technical obstacles remain to be overcome.

Chemical characterization of composite materials

Caratterizzazione chimica di materiali compositi

The composite of Ti6Al4V alloy, reinforced by unidirectional SiC fibres coated with graphite and produced by roll diffusion bonding (RDB), is a promising material for aeronautical applications including turbine parts that operate at temperatures in the range 500–600 °C. For these components, the stability of mechanical properties is one of the most important requirements.

New lubricants

Nuovi lubrificanti

Lubricants are a fundamental component of mechanical systems, reducing friction between moving parts.
The ensuing chemicophysical reactions have the potential to change the nature of both mechanical components and lubricants. Pressures may reach extremely high levels, possibly several GPa. The effect of such pressures on insulating materials may be to produce very intense electric fields capable of locally generating a plasma. Read more...

High efficiency energy

Energia ad alto rendimento

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are highly efficient devices that convert chemical energy directly to electricity. Despite their superior performance compared to other types of fuel cells, SOFCs are not yet commercially viable because problems of material degradation make their operating lives too short for widespread use.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2023 14:06