Materials & Coatings


Briefs: Materials
Nanoporous Material Reduces Computer Energy Consumption

In order to store information in the conventional magnetic memories of electronic devices, the material’s small...

Briefs: Materials
Fluorinated Alkyl Ether Epoxy Resin Compositions and Applications Thereof

NASA Langley Research Center has developed fluorinated alkyl ether-containing epoxies designed as...

Briefs: Materials
Bulk Preparation of Holey Graphene via Controlled Catalytic Oxidation

Researchers at NASA have developed new methods to manufacture carbon materials (e.g., nanotubes,...

Briefs: Materials
Nickel Oxide Compound for High-Temperature Superconductors

Superconducting materials are technologically important because electricity flows through them without...

Articles: Materials
Products of Tomorrow: January 2018

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more...

Briefs: Materials
Freeze-Dried Boron Nitride Foam Soaks Up Carbon Dioxide

A light foam was created from two-dimensional sheets of hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) that absorbs carbon dioxide....

Articles: Materials
Zinc-Silicate Coating Blocks Corrosion

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed...

Briefs: Materials
Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers for High-Temperature Applications

A new class of polymeric materials was developed with resistance to heat, dielectric breakdown, and oxidation at high temperatures. For applications that demand high temperature...

Blog: Imaging
The Top Tech Briefs Stories of 2017

With another year of Tech Briefs almost in the books, it's time to look at our most-read news articles of 2017.

Top stories included a look back at the life of Robert Goddard, and a look forward to new...

INSIDER: Materials
Taming Vortices – Polymers Ease Fluid Flow

A vortex in the atmosphere can churn with enough power to create a typhoon. But more subtle vortices form constantly in...

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