Materials & Coatings

Ceramics

Explore a range of articles, technical briefs, and news covering ceramic materials used in military, aerospace, medical devices, and automotive applications.

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Using gold nanomaterials, this disk can hold data securely for more than 600 years.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.
Products: Materials
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

Products: Imaging
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Briefs: Materials
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
Briefs: Aerospace
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.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In the past 15 years, Renee Bernstein doubled the growth of her company by focusing her attention to research and product development.
Briefs: Materials
This rapid processing method produces stronger materials and heals lower-quality fibers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology could be used to create smartphones that don't scratch or shatter, metal-free pacemakers, and electronics for space and other harsh environments.
Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials - February 2020

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Briefs: Materials
These barrier coatings protect high-performance components in extreme environments.
Blog: Materials
New ceramics expand on ways to more efficiently use heat radiation.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Roscid Technologies
Woburn, MA
https://www.roscidtechnologies.com

Roscid Technologies has agreed to licensing terms with NASA to commercialize a NASA-designed humidity sensor. Roscid...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Insaco
Quakertown, PA
www.insaco.com

Since 1947, Insaco has been machining, grinding, and polishing ceramics, sapphire, and glass to meet and often exceed client...

Briefs: Materials

By mixing carbon fibers into polymer-based brakes, researchers designed brakes that are self-lubricating. These new and improved brakes can prevent wear-and-tear and have better frictional...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For many highly stressed engineering applications like bearings and gears, contaminated steel parts can lead to devastating outcomes such as an emergency shutdown or the end of a mission. Ensuring that these critical...

Briefs: Energy

NASA's Glenn Research Center has developed a novel solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with five times the specific power density of currently available SOFCs. This highly efficient SOFC can operate on a...

Facility Focus: Materials

Ames Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), operated by and located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, IA. For more than...

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Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Blog: Aerospace

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Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics

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