Colloidal Photonic Crystal Film Anti-Counterfeiting Technology front page preview

Colloidal Photonic Crystal Film Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Holographic film security tags have been in use for several years. UCC has developed new technology that offers two levels of protection in the same film. These security tags are based on the reflection and diffraction...

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Angiotensin II Type 2 (AT2) Receptor - A Compound to Activate the Hormone System and Regulate Blood Pressure front page preview

Angiotensin II Type 2 (AT2) Receptor - A Compound to Activate the Hormone System and Regulate Blood Pressure

UCC researchers have identified a compound (AT2 receptor) which can activate the hormone system which regulates blood pressure (the renin-angiotensin system). This receptor may have significant impact on pain management,...

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Vibrational Energy Harvesting Device front page preview

Vibrational Energy Harvesting Device

Wide-band non-linear vibrational energy harvesting (VEH) device incorporating monostability and bistability into a single electromagnetic transduction system to generate power over a greater frequency range.

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LiONSKIN 3D-Printed Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery front page preview

LiONSKIN 3D-Printed Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery

A high-performing and safe Li-ion battery available in any form factor is highly desirable for designers of smart electronic devices. Professor Colm O’Dwyer has developed a method for the production of plastic battery ce...

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Responsive Films for Real-Time Optical Detection of Glucose  front page preview

Responsive Films for Real-Time Optical Detection of Glucose

A new family of materials has been developed which change their optical properties in the presence of sugars. When in contact with a sugar solution, such as glucose, the change in the opacity of the hydrogel film can be ...

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