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Hierarchical Diamond-Based Ceramic Composites

This research developed and utilized advanced processing, modeling, and micromechanical tools.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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Electronics & Computers

Rechargeable Cement-Based Batteries

An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.

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Energy

Constellium Develops New Alloys for EV Battery Enclosures

Aluminum is the dominant material for electric vehicle (EV) battery enclosures for one simple but significant factor: lightweighting capability. All currently available...

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Semiconductors & ICs

NAWA Aims for 5-Minute EV Charge

A French nanomaterials company has developed a technology that it claims can significantly increase the storage efficiency of electric vehicle batteries. NAWA Technologies’ Ultra-Fast Carbon Electrode...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Mahle’s Hydrogen Focus Spans Fuel Cells, ICEs

Hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) technology is gaining momentum in the mobility sector, with substantial volume expected by 2025 to 2030, according to Dr. Marco Warth, director of corporate...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Multiphysics Helps Transform Modeling, Simulation

Modeling and simulation are showing no signs of slowing their expansion as critical elements of most design processes. Design software providers continue to advance tool capabilities,...

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Materials

Getting a Grip on EV Fasteners

It may not get much R&D fanfare, but fastenings and their coatings will play an essential engineering role in electrified vehicles (EVs). There is an increasing demand from the auto industry for...

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Aerospace

Engineered Solutions for Enclosure Sealing and Insulation

Custom enclosure gaskets can meet a variety of mechanical shock and thermal requirements.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Continental Tire Rolls Towards a Smart and Connected Future

It is difficult to become emotional about tires except when they – literally – let us down. But tires are set to get smarter, communicate more effectively and react to...

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Semiconductors & ICs

EOS Releases Four New Metal Materials for Series Additive Manufacturing

Global provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) metals and polymers, EOS GmbH, has released four news metal AM materials for 3D-printing. EOS...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Breakthroughs in 3D-Printing Give Way for Promising Textile Lithium Battery Technology

At the convergence of 3D-printing and lithium battery technology, Hong Kong researchers develop a promising textile-based, foldable battery that may...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Novelis Creates First Aluminum Sheet Battery Enclosure for Mass Electric Vehicle Production

Battery weight and power density is a major design consideration when it comes to electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. To reduce platform...

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Aerospace

Goodfellow Corporation Offers Graphene Variant Produced Through a New “Metal-Free” Methane Process

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based Goodfellow Corporation (Goodfellow) is taking graphene and going “green,” offering an ultra-pure,...

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Materials

Using Thermoplastics in Aerospace Applications

In August 2017, Qantas Airlines laid down the challenge to both Boeing and Airbus to offer an aircraft that can cross one of aviation's “last frontiers.” That “last frontier” was an...

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Materials

Taming the Thermal Behavior of Solid-State Military Lasers

Laser diodes and laser diode arrays (LDAs) are widely used throughout military systems, for sighting and range finding, but also at high power levels as offensive and defensive...

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Electronics & Computers

Avoiding EMI

Aircraft produced and operated today increasingly rely electrical and electronic equipment to perform various functions. If one of these electronic functions were to fail, the impact felt by, say, a passenger jet could be...

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Energy

The Next Material Disruption

In a recent joint paper by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, researchers outlined the disruptive impact potential of graphene...

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Materials

Designing With Plastics for Military Equipment

U.S. soldiers carry loads of equipment and protective gear that can weigh anywhere from 45 to 130 pounds. This is more than enough to quickly tire even the most well-conditioned personnel,...

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Aerospace

GaN Breaks Barriers

The increasing demand for higher data rates in telecommunications and higher resolution in industrial systems is pushing the frequency of operation higher for the electronics that support them. Many of these systems...

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Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Erbium Doped GaN Lasers by Optical Pumping

The main objective of this research was to construct an optical pump system that would allow the study of Er:GaN materials under 980 nm resonant excitation to be carried out. The results obtained...

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Aerospace

Using Heat Pipes to Cool Embedded Computers

Heat pipes are a well-known thermal management solution used in computing applications. Nearly all laptop computers contain some number of heat pipes to effectively remove heat from heat generating...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Accumulator Design and Assembly Process

To address the disadvantages mainly in the traditional manufacture of diaphragm accumulators, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (Weinheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) developed a new approach—one...

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Aerospace

Finding Alternatives to Cadmium in Aerospace Applications

It is both an exciting and a difficult time for the aerospace industry. While the sector is at its most buoyant with demand soaring in the commercial market, this is placing a strain...

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Briefs
Aerospace

Determining Detection and Classification Potential of Munitions Using Advanced EMI Sensors in the Underwater Environment

Hazardous ordnance items are present along coastlines and in rivers and lakes in waters shallow enough to cause...

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Briefs
Defense

Processing and Characterization of Polycrystalline YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) Core-Clad Fibers

YAG-based fiber lasers could offer efficient operation at power levels beyond those achievable in current state-of-the-art silica-based fiber...

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Electronics & Computers

Thermal Ground Planes Optimizing Heat Transfer in Aerospace and Defense Applications

Wide band gap (WBG) semiconductors are semiconductor materials that allow higher voltages, higher frequencies and operation at higher temperatures over...

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Electronics & Computers

Thermal Management of Laser Diodes

High-power laser diodes can generate a great deal of heat. Even for laser diodes operating with 70% or higher efficiency, a large amount of applied energy is converted to heat. Since the performance and...

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Aerospace

Simulating Thermal Expansion in Composites with Expanded Metal Foil for Lightning Protection

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is comprised of more than fifty percent carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) due to the material’s light weight and...

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