Keyword: Materials properties

Articles: Materials
Metamaterial printing, high-efficiency solar cells, and a noise-reduction material.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed graphene-based sensing technology using G-Putty material — a highly malleable graphene blended putty. The printed sensors are 50 times more sensitive than the...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Wearables
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Synthesis of fiber-metal laminates is performed using RF plasma spray deposition.
Briefs: Imaging
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Articles: Nanotechnology
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Briefs: Energy
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Materials
The chemical process turns plastic into biodegradable chemicals for surfactants and detergents.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Applications include vehicle and aircraft tires, sports helmets, military equipment, and seals and couplings.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The technology recovers pure and precious metals from alloys in cellphones and other electrical waste.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Materials
The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.
Briefs: Materials
Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could be finely tuned for specific properties such as mechanical strength.
Briefs: Energy
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Medical
The patch can replace blood draws to test for antibodies that signal a viral or bacterial infection such as SARS-CoV-2.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.