Consumer

Lab Safety Improved with Quick Disconnect Couplings on Caps

November 10th, 2014

Colder Products Company introduces its BQ45GL series – 45mm caps with integrated quick disconnect couplings, which is a first in the market. “Adding quick disconnects to media bottles enhances the user experience when using laboratory…read more

Graphene Improves Touchscreen Technology

October 10th, 2014

Most touch screen technology in electronic devices today, such as smartphones and tablets, are made of an expensive and inflexible material known as Indium Tin Oxide. A group of researchers from the University of Surrey…read more

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Company’s Materials Aid in Production of Smartphones and Tablets

October 9th, 2014

Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies has just announced its thermal interface materials have been used by other manufacturers to contribute towards the production of electronic devices. Because of Honeywell’s materials, these electronic devices have been…read more

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Physicists and Researchers Encounter New Discovery

September 22nd, 2014

A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas teamed up with a group of physicist from all over the world and have discovered important results after heating graphene. The teams discovered that by heating…read more

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New 4G Roaming Technology Must Account for Thermal Loss, Say Researchers

August 26th, 2014

According to Danish researchers, the push towards global 4G roaming and high-quality, frequency-reconfigurable antennas will need to account for new loss capacities not taken into account by previous technology. The worldwide demand for 4G technology…read more

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One-Component TIMs Suit Aerospace, Automotive and Semiconductor Industries

August 7th, 2014

Techsil now offers two new one-component thermal interface materials suitable for heat management in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, semiconductor and power. TIM11021 is a one-part grey paste silicone non-curing compound that…read more

Nanodiamonds Boost Thermal Conductivity of Thermoplastics

July 18th, 2014

Carbodeon has announced the release of new nanodiamond-enhanced thermoplastics, which offer a 20-100 percent improvement in thermal conductivity compared to traditional materials. The new uDiamond® products can achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal…read more

Micro Motors, Fans and Blowers Cool Medical and Commercial Devices

July 17th, 2014

Pelonis Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of axial AC and brushless C fans and motors, has announced a new line of micro motors, fans and blowers for cooling medical devices and compact commercial electronic devices. The…read more

High-Pressure Torsion Method Could Yield More Efficient Thermoelectric Devices

July 14th, 2014

Scientists at Kyushu University in Japan have developed a novel way of reducing the thermoconductivity of crystalline silicon using high-pressure torsion that could result in a more efficient thermoelectric device. Thermoelectric energy devices, which rely…read more

New Magnetocaloric Material Could Lead to Greener Refrigerators

June 26th, 2014

The recent discovery of a new magnetocaloric material with intriguing characteristics could lead to a greener method of cooling, potentially providing a more environmentally-friendly alternative to standard refrigeration. A joint team of researchers from Canada…read more

Rugged Circuit Functions at Temperatures Greater than 350 Degrees Celsius

June 13th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed integrated circuits capable of surviving at temperatures greater than 350 degrees Celsius, or approximately 660 degrees Fahrenheit. Created using silicon carbide, a semiconducting material that is more…read more

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Controlling Thermal Conductivity to Improve Energy Storage

June 4th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally shown for the first time that the thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide (LixCoO2), a material used in the cathodes of lithium-ion batteries, can be reversibly electrochemically…read more

Solder Joint Lifetime of Rapidly Cycled LED Components

May 29th, 2014

Wendy Luiten Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands INTRODUCTION Active LEDs in a consumer TV product are boosted and dimmed with the video picture content. Boosting and dimming of the LEDs is a powerful means to…read more

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New Plastic Helps Prevent Phones from Overheating

May 21st, 2014

A new plastic material could significantly reduce problems associated with overheating mobile phones, say researchers from Loughborough University in England. Known as ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), the new plastic, unlike the ones currently used in…read more