Keyword: Nanomaterials

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

Briefs: Materials

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

Briefs: Motion Control
A carbon-based biosensor could drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Briefs: Energy
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
Briefs: Energy
Invisibly small nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics can turn heat from the Sun or other sources into energy.
Briefs: Materials
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Carbon nanotubes are used to create solar cells with unprecedented flexibility and resistance.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Mechanical properties, such as strength and ductility, can be improved for car, plane, and building components.
Briefs: Materials
The eco-friendly process removes heavy metals, dyes, and other pollutants.
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The 2D materials boost device performance for electronic devices, solar cells, batteries, and medical equipment.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Articles: Materials
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Aerospace
High-yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes is enabled via free electron laser ablation.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
Briefs: Energy
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Electronics & Computers
The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could be finely tuned for specific properties such as mechanical strength.
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: Materials
The coating repels insects on aircraft wing surfaces and motor vehicles and reduces surface imperfections on other low-friction or non-stick surfaces.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Using gold nanomaterials, this disk can hold data securely for more than 600 years.