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Photonics & Nano technologies promise miniature sensors, and faster “Internet of photonic things,” for civil and military

Sensors allow humans to feel and understand their world, and their development lays the foundation for the fulfillment of information society and has formed a huge industry. For its implementation the Internet of Things relies heavily on sensor technology.In the grand world of the “internet of things” (IoT), there are …

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Graphene’s biggest challenge has been high manufacturing cost for high quality , Industry now plans making it by the tonne

Graphene is a 1-atom-thick layer of tightly bonded carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. Graphene the world’s first 2D nanomaterial, is widely regarded as the “wonder material” of the 21st century due to the combination of its extraordinary properties. As a single layer of graphite, it is the thinnest …

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Biological Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles by Bacteria, Fungi and Plants can be utilized for electromagnetic pulse protection, according to US Army

Nanoparticles have unique thermal, optical, physical, chemical, magnetic and electrical properties compared to their bulk material counterparts. These features can be exploited for next generation biosensors, electronics, catalysts and antimicrobials. Metallic nanoparticles are one important and widely studied group of materials, showing great diversity and many different uses   Over …

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Resistive RAM (RRAM), a Non-volatile memory (NVM) technology, key to support artificial intelligence on the Internet of Things, or “edge AI”.

Ever-growing data generation driven by mobile devices, the cloud, the IoT , and big data, as well as novel AI applications, all part of the megatrends, requires continuous advancements in memory technologies.   RRAM is a nonvolatile memory that is similar to PCM. The technology concept is that a dielectric, …

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Nanotechnology based batteries for improved energy and power density, cyclability and safety

A battery is an electrochemical device that stores electrical energy as chemical energy in its anode and cathode during the charging process, and when needed, releases the energy as electrical output during the discharge. An ideal battery is expected to have high specific energy, high power density, long cycle life, …

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Scientists creating tough and lightweight nanomaterials and nanoclusters for projectiles or armor

Today’s generation of body-armour systems can provide protection at various levels designed to defeat most common low- and medium-energy handgun rounds. However, currently the highest-threat-level ballistic needs in the market are fulfilled by special, high performance ceramics that tend to be very costly, fragile for standard handling, extremely heavy and …

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DARPA’s AMD to accelerate creation of novel, high-performance molecules for Military Applications

The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of autonomous molecular design to accelerate the discovery, validation and optimization of new, high-performance molecules for Department of Defense (DoD) needs. DARPA Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) program,  aims to …

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The emerging field of phonon management allow novel phononic materials and devices to control sound and heat.

The phonon is the physical particle representing mechanical vibration and is responsible for the transmission of everyday sound and heat. Understanding and controlling the phononic properties of materials provides opportunities to thermally insulate buildings, reduce environmental noise, transform waste heat into electricity and develop earthquake protection.   The concept of …

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Next Generation MEMS thermopile IR sensor 2.0 for Internet of Things, smart homes, environment and energy technology

In the wake of increasing electronic gadget sales, the overheating problem for battery chargers has become an increasingly common safety issue. Overheating of chargers certainly can be caused by substandard chargers, faulty batteries, or by misuse of the chargers. In worst-case scenarios the devices melt or catch fire. Unsurprisingly, this …

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Worldwide race for Wonder material Graphene, in commercial, energy, aerospace and defence sectors

Graphene is a 1-atom-thick layer of tightly bonded carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. Graphene the world’s first 2D nanomaterial, is widely regarded as the “wonder material” of the 21st century due to the combination of its extraordinary properties. As a single layer of graphite, it is the thinnest …

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