Keyword: Glass

NASA Spinoff: Materials
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: AR/AI
The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
These glass substrates can be used for displays on smartphones and tablets and for other durable, impact-resistant applications.
Articles: Test & Measurement
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Briefs: Imaging
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The basis for the technology is a special resin that can be cured with UV light.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These polymers can combine thermal and optically fixable shape memory.
Articles: Transportation
Briefs: AR/AI

Most of us know optical lenses as curved, transparent pieces of plastic or glass, designed to focus light for microscopes, spectacles, cameras, and more. For the most part, a...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to explode. To guard...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

The color of a material can often tell how it handles heat. With clothing, for example, the darker the pigment, the warmer you're likely to feel on a hot day. Likewise, the more...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microfocus, Dual-Energy Imaging System Improves Contaminant Detection

Contamination of food with fragments of bone, metal, glass, or other foreign material is a major concern in the food industry. Current inspection technologies often miss very small fragments embedded in meat or other soft materials or lead to ambiguous results that require...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

Directly converting electrical power to heat is easy; however, converting heat into electrical power is not as easy. To address this issue, a tiny silicon-based device was developed that can...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A heat-rejecting film was developed that could be applied to a building’s windows to reflect up to 70 percent of the Sun’s incoming heat. The film remains highly transparent...

Articles: Materials
INVISIBLE GLASS

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) has developed a method for creating surface nanotextures that effectively...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create amorphous metal (metallic glass) alloys on large scales using 3D printing technology. Metallic glasses lack the crystalline...

Briefs: Materials

In the early years of manned flight, wing warping was used for lateral control of an aircraft. This technique consisted of a system of pulleys and cables used to twist the trailing edges of the wings in...

Briefs: Energy

Lithium-metal batteries — which can hold up to ten times more charge than lithium-ion batteries — haven't been commercialized because of a fatal flaw: as the batteries charge and...

Briefs: Imaging

Today's glass-based lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. To address the problem, two different imaging methods — a type of lens designed for nanoscale interaction with lightwaves, and robust...

Briefs: Materials

Polymer matrix composites are extremely attractive to researchers working on next-generation applications due to their lightweight properties and ability to withstand extreme conditions...

Briefs: Energy

Commercial buildings in the United States account for nearly 40% of the total energy consumption. Among them, electricity is the largest energy source for buildings....

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Moving from electrical communication to optical communication is attractive to chip manufacturers because it could significantly increase chips’ speed and reduce power consumption,...

5 Ws: Aerospace
Who

Users of consumer electronics devices and solar cells, and high-power pulsed laser applications.

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Rotary encoders play important roles in motion control and industrial automation systems, providing control systems with information about the motion of motor...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Most electronic devices have glass or plastic covers that protect against dust, moisture, and other environmental contaminants, but light reflection from these surfaces can make...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

In London's St. Paul's Cathedral, a whisper can be heard far across the circular whispering gallery as the sound curves around the walls. Now, an optical whispering gallery mode resonator developed by...