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Ceramics

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

Issue Archive: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about the technologies being developed at NC State, including vehicle armor, a monitoring patch for plants, and origami-inspired materials.
Articles: Materials
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
Articles: Materials
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
Products: Materials
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Articles: Motion Control
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Articles: Energy
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Materials
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
Briefs: Aerospace
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Energy
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.
Briefs: Materials
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: Energy
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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: Data Acquisition
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
Briefs: Energy
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
Briefs: Energy
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: Materials

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: Materials
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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: Materials
In the past 15 years, Renee Bernstein doubled the growth of her company by focusing her attention to research and product development.
Special Reports: Aerospace
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...

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