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Good show in IEEE NANO 2015!

Very good show in IEEE NANO 2015, Rome, Italy, 27th to 30th July 2015:
·                     Arwa T Kutbee, Mohamed T. Ghoneim and Muhammad M. Hussain, “Flexible Lithium-Ion Planer Thin-Film Battery”
Commercialization of wearable electronics requires miniaturized, flexible power sources. Lithium ion battery is a strong candidate as the next generation high performance flexible battery world. The development of flexible materials for battery electrodes suffers from the limited material choices.  In this work, we present a flexible inorganic lithium-ion battery with no restrictions on the materials used. The battery showed an enhanced normalized capacity of 146 mAh/cm2.
·                     Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Nasir Alfaraj, Galo A. Torres Sevilla and Muhammad M. Hussain, “Ultra-High Density Out-of-plane Strain Sensor based on Nano-scale Non-Planar 3D FinFET”
In future wearable electronics will need to be flexible and stretchable to comply with the asymmetry of our body. At the same time, they need to of high-performance, energy-efficient and multi-functional. State-of-the-art nano-scale non-planar 3D FinFETs serve all these purposes. Therefore, here we show an out-of-plane strain sensor based on flexible silicon-on-insulator FinFET. We used CMOS processes to transform an array of standard rigid devices to flexible one. The gate leakage current in the devices show substantial dependence on the applied out-of-plane strain promising its potential usage as a switching device as well as a strain sensor.
·   Jhonathan P. Rojas, Wejdan M. Alqarni, Justine E. Mink, Kalthom K. Kalantan and Muhammad M. Hussain, “Nano-watt Power From Micro-Scale Microbial Fuel Cell Using Black Tea Waste”
We report the rapid assessment of black tea as potential fuel to feed nanopower systems using a microsized, simplistic and sustainable, air-cathode microbial fuel cell. It was found that tea produced higher power (5.5 nW/m2) compared with traditional sodium acetate media (2.5 nW/m2) due in part to its acidophilic pH and its higher organics content.
Congrats to Arwa, Ghoneim and Jhonathan!