Keyword: Metals

News: Energy

At the Battery Show North America, a panel of leaders addressed North America’s lithium supply challenges, and talked about signs that aggressive movement from...

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Application Briefs: Materials
Given its effectiveness pretreating metal surfaces, industrial laser systems are increasingly being used in manufacturing facilities. The systems can be integrated into automated inline processing lines, or technicians can use mobile handheld units.
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Briefs: Materials
A research team has made new discoveries that can expand additive manufacturing in industries that rely on strong metal parts, including aerospace.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An MIT-developed heat treatment aims to transform the microscopic structure of 3D-printed metals, making the materials stronger and more resilient in extreme thermal environments.
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Briefs: Medical
Engineers have developed a thin, flexible, stretchy sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate, sodium, or pH of your sweat — at the press of a finger.
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Briefs: Lighting
To overcome the limitations of using cleaning agents, sprays, or bulky high-cost sterilizing systems, NASA developed the Ultraviolet Germicidal Door Handle.
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Briefs: Materials
NASA has developed a new metal matrix composite (MMC) that can repair itself from large fatigue cracks that occur during the service life of a structure.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.
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Briefs: Materials
This new approach is useful for building radiation shields via the Z-grading method, the process of layering metal materials with different atomic numbers to provide radiation protection for protons, electrons, and x-rays.
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Briefs: Design
Have we found a better alternative to lithium-ion batteries?
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Briefs: Design
The process predicts when and where microscopic cracks will occur before they become catastrophic.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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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...

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Briefs: Energy

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...

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Briefs: Energy
The method enhances the battery's safety while it is being used, without opening the battery cell.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method prints 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.
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Briefs: Materials
The material improves connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
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Briefs: Energy
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
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Briefs: Materials
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
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Briefs: Medical
An algorithm that assesses the location of a metal implant and determines the best position of the scanner to avoid distortion.
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Briefs: Energy
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
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Briefs: Materials
This process could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
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Briefs: Materials
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mechanical properties, such as strength and ductility, can be improved for car, plane, and building components.
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Briefs: Energy
The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Parts remain crack-free and defect-resistant, making them conducive for use in metal-based 3D-printing applications.
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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The built-in nanosensors glow to alert patients when a wound is not healing properly.
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