Keyword: Nanotechnology

Q&A: Materials

Jingcheng Ma, along with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found a way to make ultra-thin water-resistant surface coatings robust enough to...

Briefs: Materials
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
Briefs: Materials
The 2D materials boost device performance for electronic devices, solar cells, batteries, and medical equipment.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Articles: Energy
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
With this advance, so-called “flextronics” move closer to reality.
Briefs: Materials
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Energy
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Materials
High-yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes is enabled via free electron laser ablation.
Articles: Imaging
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: AR/AI
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Articles: Test & Measurement
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Briefs: Imaging
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Briefs: Motion Control
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Energy
The organic composite material is soft, stretchable, and has good thermoelectric properties for many wearable applications.
5 Ws: Materials
A specially designed hydrogel works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could be finely tuned for specific properties such as mechanical strength.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles, and even deliver drugs to the lungs for painless, needle-free vaccinations.
Briefs: Energy
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.

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