Keyword: Thermodynamics

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

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

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...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This material could be used for artificial muscles that power bio-inspired robots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Articles: Automotive
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Briefs: Energy
The patch could serve as a personal thermostat and save energy.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
Briefs: Materials
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
Briefs: Defense
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
Briefs: Propulsion
These louvers provide passive thermal cooling for CubeSats.
Briefs: Materials
This multifunctional hybrid laminate composite can be used for residential and commercial construction.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A simple modification can improve the capability of turbulent heat exchangers by 500%.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Make the best selection for your hospital, clinic, or life science organization.
Briefs: Energy

The widespread adoption of thermoelectric devices that can directly convert electricity into thermal energy for cooling and heating has been hindered, in part, by the lack of...