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Aluminum alloys are still valuable for aerospace, Russia leader in development

In aerospace applications, materials with high strength to weight ratios along with properties such as excellent corrosion resistance, lightweight, creep resistance and high thermal strength are needed. Also, cost parameters need to be considered without compromising with quality. In accordance with the properties required; aluminium, titanium, magnesium, nickel and their …

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Ultra-High Temperature Materials (UHTM & UHTC) critical for Jet Engines, Space planes and Hypersonic Missiles

There is growing interest in developing ultrahigh temperature materials (UHTM). These are materials with a temperature capability greater than 1650 °C and able to withstand extreme erosive/corrosive environments. Interest in high-temperature ceramic phases has been growing in recent years, with significant ongoing research programmes in many countries across the world. …

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Military employing Synthetic Biology for synthesis of Structural biomaterials for self-healing materials to fire-resistant drones

Biological materials are materials that are produced by living organisms, such as, blood, bone, proteins, muscle, and other organic material. Biomaterials, on the other hand, are materials that are created specifically to be used for biological applications. These applications can include bone replacement, skin replacement, membranes for dialysis, artificial limbs, …

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Infrared detectors enable Night Vision Devices, Robotic servicing mission to military missile tracking

Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth’s surface without actually being in contact with it.  This is done by sensing and recording reflected or emitted energy and processing, analyzing, and applying that information. Some examples of remote sensing are special cameras on satellites and airplanes taking …

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New laser materials that would yield smaller, more powerful lasers with broad tunability.

The essential components of a laser are an external energy source, a gain or amplifier medium, and a resonator. When a medium, for example an Nd:YAG crystal is arranged so between two mirrors that photons always trigger an “induced emission”, this is called an optical resonator. The supply of external …

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Smart textile materials providing sensing, energy harvesting and communication and military wearables

Clothing has been one of the three basic human needs since the beginning of our species. From clothing purpose the use of textile has progressively extended to household and domestic applications. The textile was also used for technical applications such as sailcloth, tent, protective garments, ropes, etc., which leveraged the …

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DARPA EMBER employing Microbes for bioproduction of Rare Earth Elements (REEs)

REEs are a series of chemical elements found in the Earth’s crust that are essential components of many technologies, including electronics, computer and communication systems, transportation, health care, and national defense. Rare Earths Elements (REE) are incorporated into many sophisticated technologies with both commercial and defense applications including smartphones and flatscreen …

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Quantum memory will enable quantum cryptography networks and Quantum Internet

Just as classical computers are unthinkable without memories, quantum memories will be essential elements for future quantum information processors.  Quantum memories are devices that can store quantum information for a long time with very high fidelity and efficiency. Quantum memories are devices that can store the quantum state of a photon, …

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