Electrical/​Electronics

Thermal Management

Explore the latest developments in tools and tactics used in thermal management. Discover innovative advances from NASA and major research labs that address the challenges facing aerospace, energy storage, 3D printing, and other high-performance applications.

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Quiz: Electronics & Computers
Regulating heat dissipation and temperature rise, thermal management is imperative on several levels. How much do you know about thermal management? Find out with this quiz.
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INSIDER: Materials

A NIMS research team has developed the world’s first n-channel diamond MOSFET. It provides a key step toward CMOS integrated circuits for harsh-environment applications as well...

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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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INSIDER: Power

Indium Corporation will feature its Rel-ion™ suite of electrical, mechanical, and thermal solutions to reduce EV manufacturers’ time to...

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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Space Technology - July 2023

Read about ten surging space startups, robotic construction on the moon, metal 3D printing in orbit, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

Briefs: Power
A research team at Hokkaido University has developed the first solid-state electrochemical thermal transistor. It's more stable than, and just as effective as, current liquid-state thermal transistors.
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Blog: Test & Measurement
The first study on how purified boron nitride nanotubes remain stable in extreme temperatures in inert environments.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
India is a fast-growing market for electric vehicles, with one study predicting that over 30 percent of the vehicles sold in India will be electric by 2030.
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Articles: Software
SAE's WCX World Congress Experience, will be held from April 18-20, in Detroit, MI.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
2D materials can be packed together more densely than conventional materials, so they could be used to make devices that run faster and perform better.
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INSIDER: Communications

Researchers at Arizona State University and Northrop Grumman are working on a new project to create power transistors from diamond. The results could yield efficiencies that significantly shrink the size of electrical...

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Articles: Aerospace
Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of satellites in orbit. A significant portion of this increase is thanks to the smaller size of newer satellites.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Ultra-efficient catalysts were developed that are cost-effective to make and simple to scale.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A first-ever simulation of aluminum conductivity offers a recipe for an inexpensive substitute for copper.

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have discovered a physical phenomenon that is the basis for a new material that has 150% better thermal conductivity than conventional materials used in...

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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: RF & Microwave Electronics
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
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Articles: Imaging

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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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Traction inverter power density (KW/L) and efficiency ($/KW) strongly impact electric vehicle (EV) weight, driving range, and cost of ownership. Unfortunately, traditional soldered power...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An ultra-sensitive heat sensor was developed that is based on the fact that certain materials are thermoelectric. The electrons in a thermoelectric material move from the cold side to the...

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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

Products: Imaging
Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.
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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Find the right components that protect your electronics from the effects of temperature and moisture.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Mechanical properties, such as strength and ductility, can be improved for car, plane, and building components.
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Articles: Motion Control
The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
Liquid-cooled workstations, universal amplifiers, hydrogen sensors, and more.
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Products: Software
COMSOL announces version 6.0 of its Multiphysics® software.
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Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Professor Jiwoong Park and his team have made a material that is crystalline in the X-Y direction, but amorphous in the Z direction.
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