Keyword: Conductivity

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...

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...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material could potentially provide a platform for error-free quantum computing.
Briefs: Energy
This process could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
Briefs: Materials
These “living machines” hold potential for applications from medical treatments to improving the environment.
Q&A: Semiconductors & ICs
Professor Jiwoong Park and his team have made a material that is crystalline in the X-Y direction, but amorphous in the Z direction.
Briefs: Lighting
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Energy
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include portable aerospace structures and terrestrial structures such as cleanrooms and field hospitals.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Aerospace
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Energy
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This material could be used for artificial muscles that power bio-inspired robots.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: AR/AI
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
Briefs: Energy
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.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.