Keyword: Conductivity

Briefs: Lighting
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
Briefs: Energy
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Materials
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Applications include portable aerospace structures and terrestrial structures such as cleanrooms and field hospitals.
Articles: Wearables
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Transportation
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Materials
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This material could be used for artificial muscles that power bio-inspired robots.
Briefs: Motion Control
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
Briefs: Materials
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Briefs: Materials
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Q&A: Materials
Briefs: Aerospace
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This microrobot with soft actuators can crash, fall, and collide without being damaged.
Briefs: Energy

A process was developed for producing oxide perovskite crystals in flexible, free-standing layers. A two-dimensional rendition of this substance is intriguing because 2D materials have been shown to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Graphene Field Effect Transistors for Radiation Detection (GFET-RS)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center developed novel transistor technology based on a single graphene layer coupled to a radiation absorber substrate. Unlike conventional charge-sensing detectors, the GFET-RS utilizes the sensitive dependence of graphene conductance on local change...

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