Materials & Coatings

Materials

Learn the latest developments and technical resources for next-generation materials technologies. Learn more about the applications in aerospace, medical, military, and 3D printing.

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The new body armor can safeguard against even more powerful firearms during combat.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Soft, Flexible Materials with Enhanced Properties
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
High Thermally Conductive Polymeric Composites
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
This imaging technique could impact optical communications and signal processing.
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Technology used to search for extraterrestrial life can characterize radioactive material.
INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
Using Light to Put a Twist on Electrons

Some molecules, including most of the ones in living organisms, have shapes that can exist in two different mirror-image versions. The right- and left-handed versions can sometimes have different...

Materials called perovskites show strong potential for a new generation of solar cells, but they’ve had trouble gaining traction in a market dominated by...

Products : Packaging & Sterilization
New Products: March 2020 Photonics & Imaging Technology
Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Briefs : Aerospace
Layered Composite Insulation
This cost-saving piping insulation has uses in refrigerated containers that protect food, medicine, and other perishables.
Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Celebrating Women in Engineering & Science: Renee Bernstein, CEO, Cotronics Corporation
In the past 15 years, Renee Bernstein doubled the growth of her company by focusing her attention to research and product development.
These materials can be used in aerospace vehicles, automobiles, clothing, helmets, and chemical sensors.
David Kaplan is solidifying silk to make products like rods and plates for medical implants.
Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printing a Unique Metal Part
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In today’s strategic information environment, the ability to rapidly respond to ever-changing technology needs is an essential asset for any organization that provides...

These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Articles : Materials
Products of Tomorrow: March 2020
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
Titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could create high-performance alloys for medical device and aerospace applications.
An engineered surface treatment can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes.
Facility Focus : Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: Army Test and Evaluation Command
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
Briefs : Materials
Production Method for High-Performance Polymer
A new composite nanoparticle catalyst produces a polymer to make body armor and other high-performance fabrics.
The coating can prevent the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.

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