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See the new products, including Nexperia's latest Energy Balance Calculator, StoreDot's new I-BEAM XFCTM concept, Bourns Inc.'s latest miniature resettable thermal cutoff device series, Rohde & Schwarz's wireless battery management system technology, Weidmuller USA's rugged battery connectors, Littelfuse Inc.'s overtemperature detection platform, and more.

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New Gel Polymer Electrolyte to Revolutionize the Safety of Li-ion Batteries

A collaborative research team has achieved a groundbreaking milestone in battery technology. Their remarkable achievement in developing a non-flammable gel polymer electrolyte is set to revolutionize the safety of Li-ion batteries by mitigating the risks of thermal runaway and fire incidents.

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Freudenberg Battery Lab Design Considered Human, Environmental Safety

As more OEMs and suppliers begin developing and manufacturing batteries for EVs, many are discovering the specific needs of a testing program. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has answered that need by adding such a facility to existing R&D space at its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich.

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Aerospace

AUSA 2023: Long Range Hypersonic Weapon Leads Army’s Modernization Priorities

One of the top modernization efforts for the Army is the development of long-range hypersonic capabilities, according to comments made by Secretary of the...

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Battle for the Box

Whether you call them packs, boxes, or trays, the structures that envelop and protect EV battery cells and their supporting electrical and thermal-management hardware are among the industry's top subsystem priorities.

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Electronics & Computers

Leonardo to Provide Electric Propulsion Components for Columbia-Class Submarine

Leonardo DRS, Inc. has been awarded contracts valued at over $1 billion to provide the integrated electric propulsion components for the U.S. Navy’s...

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Materials

University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material

In a historic achievement, University of Rochester researchers have created a superconducting material at both a temperature and pressure low enough for...

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Government

New Consortium to Develop Thermal Protection Materials for Hypersonic Vehicles

Several countries are competing to develop the most advanced hypersonic vehicles, and a team of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology...

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Energy

Tailoring the Optoelectronic Properties of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Sensing and Electronics

A team of Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, researchers partnered with Pennsylvania State University to publish an article in...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser Beam Shaping Increases Welding Speed of EV Battery Coolers

Cooling plates provide leak-free coolant flow that improves battery performance and extends battery life.

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Electronics & Computers

Heterogeneous Integration and SiPs Benefit SWaP-C Reduction

Aerospace and defense (A&D) electronic systems are being made smaller but more functional.

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Energy

Exploring High-Performance Applications for Distributed Transport Property Thermoelectrics

This new, patented distributed transport property technology describes functionally graded materials with spatially varied transport properties.

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Oscillating Heat Pipes Tested for Use in Space

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two (ASETS-II). The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers Test Cooling Solutions for Directed Energy Weapons

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate recently signed a five-year Strategic Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with New Mexico State...

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Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity Could Help Soldiers

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

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Energy

Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft

Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Defense

NRL’s Hybrid Tiger UAV Soars at Demonstration

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability. The team integrated...

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Thermal Management for Directed Energy Weapons

Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.

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Technical Innovation
Materials

Mahle Keeps Fuel-cell Drive Components Cool and Clean

Diagnosis and monitoring of fuel cell stacks is critical to prevent damage and to control crucial input variables such as gas and air supply. Mahle’s Fuel Cell Monitor module has two microprocessors that process the signals from the fuel cell stack and provide feedback to the central control unit.

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