Keyword: Coatings, colorants and finishes

Briefs: Materials
This new approach is useful for building radiation shields via the Z-grading method, the process of layering metal materials with different atomic numbers to provide radiation protection for protons, electrons, and x-rays.
Briefs: Materials
MIT researchers have developed a way of making even the most unlikely pairings of materials take on a desired level of wettability.
Briefs: Lighting
Plasmonics is a technology that essentially traps the energy of light in groups of electrons oscillating together on a metal surface.
Articles: Design
With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.
Briefs: Materials

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. They tested various superhydrophobic materials — which are, like...

Application Briefs: Materials

Aspheric lenses let optical system designers improve resolution, reduce the number of lens elements required, and increase system light throughput. Their complex, non-spherical surfaces correct for more...

Briefs: Materials

Scientists have developed color-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust, and low-cost...

Briefs: Wearables

Engineers have created a flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. The patch could be used to diagnose and monitor...

Briefs: Materials
A reversible polymer changes color when it senses a material is about to fail.
Briefs: Materials
This method prints 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Artificial skin reacts to pain just like real skin, paving the way to better prosthetics, robotics, and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Articles: Materials
A metal-coated fiber capable of withstands high temperatures.
Articles: Imaging
A smart roof coating, a wearable RFID sensor tag, and a 3D-printed OLED display.
Briefs: Materials
The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The long-lasting, environmentally benign fire-retarding treatment, if used on high-risk areas, could dramatically cut the number of fires that occur each year.
Briefs: Materials
The bandage captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural healing process.
Briefs: Wearables
Textiles and items of clothing can be converted into e-textiles without affecting their original properties.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Holographic lenses render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum.
Briefs: Materials
The flexible, self-healing coating protects buildings, bridges, and anything above or below the water made of steel.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An "E-Skin" material can be printed without polymer binders.
Briefs: Aerospace
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
Briefs: Lighting
Polymer cores redirect light from any source to solar cells.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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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: Aerospace
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Briefs: Materials
Directly visualizing external stresses of plastics is useful in development of materials with improved mechanical properties.

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