Keyword: Conductivity

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have fabricated a novel device that could dramatically boost the conversion of heat into electricity. If perfected, the technology could help recoup some of the recoverable heat energy that is wasted in the U.S. at a rate of about $100 billion each year.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A research team developed a thread made of conductive cellulose that offers practical possibilities for electronic textiles. Sewing the electrically conductive cellulose threads into...

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Briefs: Wearables

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

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Briefs: Materials
The material could potentially provide a platform for error-free quantum computing.
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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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These “living machines” hold potential for applications from medical treatments to improving the environment.
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Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Professor Jiwoong Park and his team have made a material that is crystalline in the X-Y direction, but amorphous in the Z direction.
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Briefs: Energy
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Applications include portable aerospace structures and terrestrial structures such as cleanrooms and field hospitals.
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Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
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Briefs: Energy
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
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Briefs: Automotive
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
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Briefs: Energy
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This material could be used for artificial muscles that power bio-inspired robots.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
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Briefs: Materials
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
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Briefs: Materials
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
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Briefs: Aerospace
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
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