Keyword: Nanomaterials

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about the ways to ensure that your composite designs are structurally sound.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advanced bio-based fibers and high-performance thermosetting resins will help reduce the dependence of military composites on high-cost petroleum.
Briefs: Materials
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Energy
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: Energy
The advent of nanoparticle fuels enables new kinds of reactions, and new kinds of applications.
Briefs: Aerospace
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: Propulsion
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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: 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: Materials

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: Materials

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...

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: 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...

Briefs: Materials
Novel Conductive Coatings of Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the material of ever-increasing concern due to their excellent electronic and physicochemical properties. Currently, research has been focused towards their applications for use in chemical and biological sensors as well as their use in optoelectronic devices. One of the...

Briefs: Materials

This technique uses nanocluster assembly to produce model soft magnetic materials with simpler chemical composition than existing materials and well-controlled nanostructure,...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Lasing Consequences of Silicon Nanostructures

While silicon electronics has been a success in modem technologies, silicon photonics is still in development and in need of a laser source. Many approaches have been explored, from anodized silicon luminescence, to generating direct emissions by quantum-confinement, and to indirect down-conversion...

Briefs: Medical
Macromolecular Carriers for Nanomedicine and Nano Devices

Tailoring the surface properties of biodegradable nanospheres and microspheres for in-vivo blood-contacting applications includes defining relationships among chemical composition, processing parameters, nanosphere sizes and size distributions, and surface structure. Developments include:...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

A research and development effort now in progress is focused on nano-structured ferromagnetic- wire/insulator composite materials to be used as the magnetic-core materials of sensors for...

Briefs: Materials

Silicon nanowires have been investigated as alternatives to the graphite heretofore widely used as an anode material in rechargeable lithium-ion power cells. The theoretical...

Briefs: Materials
Composites Containing Nanostructured Shape-Memory Alloys

A continuing program of research is devoted to understanding composite materials that include nanostructured shape-memory alloy (SMA) constituents and to developing methods of fabricating components from such materials. This research is intended to improve the utilization of SMAs in...