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Access the technical resources for a range of materials and coatings. Design engineers can browse news, technical briefs, and applications for plastics, composites, rubbers, elastomers, and metals.

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Briefs: Materials
To aid the development of gel-like materials, MIT and Harvard University researchers have created a set of computational models to predict the material’s structure and mechanical properties, as well as functional performance outcomes.
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Briefs: Materials
A durable, copper-based coating developed by a team at Dartmouth University can be integrated into fabric to create responsive, reusable materials such as protective equipment, environmental sensors, and smart filters.
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Briefs: Materials
In a new study, engineers from Korea and the United States have developed a wearable, stretchy patch that could help to bridge the divide between people and machines — and with benefits for the health of humans around the world. In lab experiments, the researchers showed that humans could use these devices to operate robotic exoskeletons more efficiently.
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Briefs: Materials
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Columbia University have developed a way to convert carbon dioxide (CO2), a potent greenhouse gas, into carbon nanofibers, materials with a wide range of unique properties and many potential long-term uses.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The atom-by-atom approach to MOF design enabled by AI will allow scientists to have what Argonne Senior Scientist and Data Science and Learning Division Director Ian Foster called a “wider lens” on these kinds of porous structures.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A research paper by scientists at the University of Coimbra proposed a soft robotic hand comprising soft actuator cores and an exoskeleton, featuring a multimaterial design aided by finite element analysis to define the hand geometry and promote finger’s bendability.
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Products: Design
See what's new on the market, including igus' iglide i230 3D printing material for selective laser sintering (SLS); Evident Corporation's advancements in operability and versatility; high-tech stainless steel measuring tape; PI Americas' series of air bearing-based optical delay line stages; and Emerson's DeltaV™ Edge Environment integrated software.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
See the products of tomorrow, including Lightmatter's chip specializing in AI operations and its interconnect that facilitates data transfer between chips; implantable biomedical devices; and a metallic nanotube.
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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: Electronics & Computers

Electrostatic capacitors play a crucial role in modern electronics. They enable ultrafast charging and discharging, providing energy storage and power for devices...

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Blog: Materials
Research shows that the next generation of lithium-sulfur batteries may be capable of being charged in less than five minutes, instead of the current several hours it takes.
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White Papers: Aerospace
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Insider’s Guide to Choosing the Right Partner for Space Materials

When delivery performance, product quality, and cost are a given standard, what are your differentiating criteria that ensure you have the right partner for a successful...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2024

The world's first long‐range radio communications with an atomic quantum sensor…a sensor material 10x stronger than Kevlar…a microchip combining two Nobel Prize‐winning techniques to monitor...

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
A process of heating carbon nitride to the required degree of crystallinity, maximizing the functional properties of this material for photocatalysis.
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White Papers: Photonics/Optics
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Case Study: UV Curable Adhesive Used in Advanced Optical Assembly Applications

UV16 adhesive has been successfully utilized in some of the most complex optical applications including microring resonators and confocal microscopes. It features...

On-Demand Webinars: Materials
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Engineers, designers, and manufacturers face challenges when seeking reliable and efficient hermetic sealing solutions for their electronic devices....

White Papers: Automotive
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The Benefits of 420 Chrome Stainless Steel Coiled Spring Pins

SPIROL invented the Coiled Spring Pin in 1948. Coiled Pins are used in many industries including: automotive, medical, heavy equipment, military, aerospace, and consumer products....

Articles: Materials
Currently, researchers are exploring the use of adhesives in combination with laser-cut gasket materials to deliver maximum energy density, miniaturization, and while maintaining a high degree of hermetic integrity to assure long-lived operation and efficiency.
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Briefs: Energy
A promising, more durable fuel cell design could help transform heavy-duty trucking and other clean fuel cell applications.
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Briefs: Energy
When it comes to making batteries that last longer, a team of researchers including engineers at Brown University and Idaho National Laboratory believes the key might be in how things get clean — specifically how soap works in this process.
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Briefs: Energy
Many electric vehicles are powered by batteries that contain cobalt — a metal that carries high financial, environmental, and social costs. MIT researchers have now designed a battery material that could offer a more sustainable way to power electric cars. The new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery includes a cathode based on organic materials, instead of cobalt or nickel (another metal often used in Li-ion batteries).
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Briefs: Energy
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented and patented a new cathode material that replaces lithium ions with sodium and would be significantly cheaper.
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Briefs: Energy
New Solid-State Battery Design Charges in Minutes
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new lithium metal battery that can be charged and discharged at least 6,000 times — more than any other pouch battery cell — and can be recharged in a matter of minutes.
Briefs: Materials
Inspired by a small and slow snail, scientists have developed a robot prototype that may one day scoop up microplastics from the surfaces of oceans, seas, and lakes.
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Briefs: Imaging
Robots and cameras of the future could be made of liquid crystals, thanks to a new discovery that significantly expands the potential of the chemicals already common in computer displays and digital watches. The findings are a simple and inexpensive way to manipulate the molecular properties of liquid crystals with light exposure.
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Briefs: Materials
Reporting on their work in the proceedings of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, the mini-bug weighs in at eight milligrams, while the water strider weighs 55 milligrams. Both can move at about six millimeters a second.
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Briefs: Energy
Inventors from NASA Langley and NASA Ames have created a new type of carbon fiber polymer composite that has a high thermal conductivity.
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Briefs: Materials
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a conductive polymer coating — called HOS-PFM — that could enable longer lasting, more powerful lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles.
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Briefs: Materials
Recognizing the need for in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) to support long-duration human missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Sidus Space have developed a novel three-dimensional print head apparatus using regolith-polymer mixtures as a building material.
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