Keyword: Fabrication

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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
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 Penn State-led team of researchers have created a new process to fabricate large perovskite devices that is more cost- and time-effective than previously possible — and may accelerate future materials discovery.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Incorporating new green-light absorbing transparent organic photodetectors into organic-silicon hybrid image sensors could be useful for applications such as light-based heart-rate monitoring, fingerprint recognition and devices that detect the presence of nearby objects
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
By incorporating a special type of plastic yarn and using heat to slightly melt it — a process called thermoforming — the researchers were able to greatly improve the precision of pressure sensors woven into multilayered knit textiles, which they call 3DKnITS.
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Briefs: Design
Plasmonics is a technology that essentially traps the energy of light in groups of electrons oscillating together on a metal surface.
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Briefs: Materials

Robotic assistants are expected to become increasingly marketable as caregivers; however, the external hard structure of current caregiving robots prevents them from establishing a safe human-robot interaction....

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Briefs: Medical

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

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Briefs: Nanotechnology

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Epoxy and silicone compounds serve a critical role as adhesives in electronics.
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Briefs: Materials
Metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy can be fabricated using low-cost inkjet printing.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method fabricates 3D nanostructures for electronics, manufacturing, and healthcare.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
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Briefs: Propulsion
The engine could make rockets not only more fuel-efficient, but also more lightweight and less complicated to construct.
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Briefs: Materials
A new fabrication methodology addresses the need for a thin, double-sided circuitry board.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The sulfolane-additive process yields easy fabrication, low cost, and long operating life.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include anti-fouling and anti-contamination, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic drag reduction, and adhesive joining of composite parts.
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Briefs: Automotive
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The supports enable the production of higher-quality, less-expensive parts via additive manufacturing.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The paper-like material could be useful in soft robots, sensors, artificial muscles, and electric generators.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The technique could enable the printing of circuit boards, electromechanical components, and robots.
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Briefs: Lighting
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
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