Keyword: Metals

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The process predicts when and where microscopic cracks will occur before they become catastrophic.
Briefs: Materials

Scientists discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold. When heated, the metal reflows to form a porous structure...

Briefs: Medical

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems...

Briefs: Materials

Many technical processes only use part of the energy consumed. The remaining fraction leaves the system in the form of waste heat. Frequently, this heat is released into the...

Briefs: Energy
The method enhances the battery's safety while it is being used, without opening the battery cell.
Briefs: Materials
The material improves connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method prints 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Energy
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
Briefs: Medical
An algorithm that assesses the location of a metal implant and determines the best position of the scanner to avoid distortion.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
Briefs: Materials
This process could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Mechanical properties, such as strength and ductility, can be improved for car, plane, and building components.
Briefs: Materials
Parts remain crack-free and defect-resistant, making them conducive for use in metal-based 3D-printing applications.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The built-in nanosensors glow to alert patients when a wound is not healing properly.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The engine is approximately 10 billion times smaller than a car engine.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, self-healing coating protects buildings, bridges, and anything above or below the water made of steel.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These shape memory robotic arms eliminate the need for joints, rigid skeletons, or framework.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
SensiCut, a smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters, can differentiate among 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The eco-friendly process removes heavy metals, dyes, and other pollutants.
Briefs: Energy
The approach could advance the potential of high-powered, solid-electrolyte lithium batteries.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Briefs: Materials
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Materials
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.