Technologies ranging from metal coatings and specialized alloys, to water-repelling fabrics, bullet absorbing concrete, nanomaterials, and quantum dots
New electrodeposition process for improved conversion coatings
An electrolytic process to control the deposition of chemical conversion coatings like TCP on metal surfaces that yields a thicker coating and improved corrosion...
Self-clearing vents based on droplet expulsion
Applications include spacecraft fuel tanks and baby bottles
Nanosphere metasurfaces for optical switching
Monolayer films support the development of new engineered materials
Cold spray and WAAM deposition for gun barrel...
Longer barrel lifespan with increased performance due to greatly enhanced thermal dissipation
Epitaxial, metallic transition metal nitride layers for semiconductors
Experimentally verified process uses metallic transition metal nitride layers to produce high-quality, stable heterostructures
Super-hydrophobic epoxy resin
New type of epoxy resin structurally modified to repel water with applications to aircraft
Hydrothermal ZnSe crystal production
Heteroepitaxial growth yields zinc selenide crystals of increased size and purity
Processing route for nanocrystalline alpha-alumina powder
New method produces alpha-alumina nanocrystals smaller than the thermodynamic size limit of 15 nanometers
Sacrificial anode monitoring system for maintenance, corrosion prevention
This device gathers data on the remaining life and conductivity of sacrificial anodes that are used to protect concrete rebar, heating and cooling units,...
Deep reactive-ion silicon carbide etching
Method produces smoother, straighter, and more symmetrical single-crystal silicon carbide materials for micro-electromechanical systems and microelectronics manufacturing
Reflective textile thread
Fibers incorporated directly into fabrics and other materials simplify the manufacturing process around reflective sewn products