Keyword: Thermodynamics

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Briefs: Energy
In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.
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Briefs: Materials

Computer processors have shrunk to nanometer scales over the years, with billions of transistors sitting on a single computer chip. While the increased number of transistors helps make...

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Articles: Defense

Where the ability to detect mid-wave infrared (MWIR) radiation is mission critical, readiness and the importance of long, maintenance-free infrared (IR) system operation is vital. In...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.
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Articles: Aerospace
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
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Q&A: Transportation

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...

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Articles: Imaging
When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
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Articles: Software
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.
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Briefs: Energy
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
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Briefs: Materials
The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

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Briefs: Energy
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
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Briefs: Materials
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
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Briefs: Medical
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
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Briefs: Motion Control
This material could be used for artificial muscles that power bio-inspired robots.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
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Articles: Automotive
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
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Briefs: Energy
The patch could serve as a personal thermostat and save energy.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
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Briefs: Motion Control
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
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Briefs: Energy
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
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Briefs: Propulsion
These louvers provide passive thermal cooling for CubeSats.
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Briefs: Materials
This multifunctional hybrid laminate composite can be used for residential and commercial construction.
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