Keyword: Fabrication

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The supports enable the production of higher-quality, less-expensive parts via additive manufacturing.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The paper-like material could be useful in soft robots, sensors, artificial muscles, and electric generators.
Briefs: Materials
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technique could enable the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components, and robots.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
Briefs: Lighting
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
Briefs: Software
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Materials
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The process provides a cost-effective solution for applications in space-based imaging systems, military reconnaissance, and satellite and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Briefs: Wearables
The rainproof, stainproof technology turns clothing into self-powered remotes while turning away bacteria.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Briefs: Materials
Additive Manufacturing Method for Sub-Microscale Three-Dimensional Structures
Applications include MEMS, microlattice fabrication, and other sub-microscale 3D structures with a broad range of materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
Briefs: Imaging
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
Technology Leaders: Software
As lithium-ion battery production doubles, more viable energy storage solutions are needed.
Briefs: Aerospace
This lightweight material brings strength and durability to complex shapes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology provides simultaneous ohmic contacts and the process to make them.

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