thin metal foils

More flexible battery design with ultrafast laser ablation

The ultrashort pulse (USP) laser has been known to shine whenever highly sensitive material needs to be machined quickly yet gently. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has investigated…

2020 Hannover Messe Preview: New hearts for fuel cells: Fraunhofer IWU is researching future-oriented serial production

When it comes to providing energy in electric engines, fuel cells are an ideal way to supplement batteries to increase the driving range. However,…

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and…

Plasmonics: From metallic foils to cancer treatment

The authors provide an extensive overview of the properties of plasmons in nanomaterials with emphasis on pioneering work of Ruthemann and Lang on electron…

Welding Metal Foils now Easier

For small and medium sized enterprises (SME) which use lasers to weld thin metal sheets, lasers with continuous wave radiation are often too expensive. This is…