Keyword: Coatings, colorants, and finishes

Q&A: Energy

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...

Articles: Motion Control
Briefs: Materials
Directly visualizing external stresses of plastics is useful in development of materials with improved mechanical properties.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Articles: Aerospace
With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, NASA will return humans to the lunar surface.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Articles: Materials
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Briefs: Energy
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Briefs: Materials
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Briefs: Materials
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
Briefs: Imaging
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Articles: Test & Measurement
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.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Material for shoe bottoms could help prevent falls in icy or slippery conditions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Defense
This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.
Briefs: Materials
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Materials
The new metal lattice material can be used to create models that regain shape after being crushed.
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: Wearables
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Briefs: Materials
The new material could help put more power in smaller microchips.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.