Keyword: Nanotechnology

Articles: Materials
Learn about the ways to ensure that your composite designs are structurally sound.
Briefs: Materials
Advanced bio-based fibers and high-performance thermosetting resins will help reduce the dependence of military composites on high-cost petroleum.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The "RadCNT" program use carbon-based transistors to study the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Multifunctional magnetoelectric materials with high exchange represent a missing “holy grail” of materials physics.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.
Briefs: Aerospace
Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.
Briefs: Aerospace
Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.
Briefs: Materials
The advent of nanoparticle fuels enables new kinds of reactions, and new kinds of applications.
Briefs: Materials
Given the importance of electronics in modern warfare, the ability to rapidly develop a counter to such weapons will be essential to sustaining military operations.
Briefs: Energy
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
Briefs: Materials
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Briefs: Materials

In order to address issues related to mechanical and vibrational stresses that are commonly experienced in mounting, launch,...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

The objective of this research program was to provide the fundamental understanding required for using the principles of electroanalytical chemistry to detect target...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

The Toxic Industrial Chemical/Toxic Industrial Material (TIC/TIM) Task Force MFR#1 published in February 2009 focuses on inhalation hazards in an operational environment and provides a list...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

TiO2 or ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) have a very strong finite-size dependency in their Raman spectra or photoluminescence (PL) spectra due to the phonon...

Briefs: Defense

This SOP describes how to detect and quantify the release of nanoparticles from surface coatings into the air using a mechanical process that employs abrasion to simulate sanding. A...

Articles: Materials

As the aerospace industry continues to make improvements to safety, comfort and affordability of aircraft, nanomaterials are making their way into more elements of aircraft...

Articles: Aerospace

The search for lighter weight, stronger materials to construct airplanes and spacecraft remains as important as ever. But it takes a long time for new materials in aerospace structures to make their way into...

Application Briefs: Defense
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Aberdeen, MD
410-436-7118
www.ecbc.army.mil

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Over the past decade, there has been considerable progress in the development of new mechanical testing methods to characterize the properties of...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

The onset of local damage in structures, such as delamination, cracking, and fastener loosening, can often be difficult to detect and has long-term implications on the...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are the most attractive material in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology due to their chemical, physical, and...

Briefs: Materials
Optical Properties of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Mats for Photonic Applications

Carbon nanotubes possess unique electronic properties that are very useful for building electro-optical devices at nanometer scales. In optoelectronic applications, a large number of carbon nanotubes will be assembled in a desired form.

Briefs: Materials
Fundamental Interaction Between Gold Nanoparticles and DNA

Quantum dots (QDs) and nanoparticles (NPs) are made of metal and/or semiconductor materials with diameters ranging from 5 to 100 nm. The properties of these nanomaterials, which depend on their size and the material they are made from, are usually completely different than the properties...

Briefs: Materials
Functionalized Silk Materials

T he goal of this work was to exploit the novel structural, physical, and biological features of silk proteins towards functionalization of materials systems generated from this family of protein. A new generation of functional silk systems is sought to provide novel materials with precise control of material...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The Simulation Concept – How to Exploit Tools for Computing Hybrids (SCHETCH) project is exploring the design modeling and simulation (M&S) process for developing advanced computing...