Articles: Photonics/Optics
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Application Briefs: Imaging
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Briefs: Materials
The material could be used in smart textiles, medical devices, and tissue engineering.
5 Ws: Energy
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Briefs: Medical
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs.
Briefs: Imaging
High-Performance, Low-Field MRI for Cardiac and Lung Imaging
The system could enhance image-guided procedures that diagnose and treat disease and make medical imaging more affordable and accessible.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
Briefs: Automotive
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Briefs: Materials
This material could reduce persistent plastic accumulation in the environment.
Briefs: Materials
Orange peels are used to extract and reuse metals from lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Briefs: Materials
Other applications include cosmetics, 3D printing, and drug formulations.
Briefs: Aerospace
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Briefs: Aerospace
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.
Briefs: Automotive
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and heliophysics research.

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