Advancing the Thermal Management and Safety of Batteries by Calorimetry

The Calorimeter Center at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Institute for Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics, operates Europe’s largest battery calorimeter laboratory. It provides six Accelerating Rate Calorimeters (ARCs) of different sizes – from coin to large pouch or prismatic

ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center Announces First Round of R&D Projects

Global standards developer ASTM International recently announced its first round of funding to support research that will help catalyze the development of needed standards in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. This investment of $300,000 and in-kind contributions will help partners in the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center

Heat Transfer Surprise Could Lead to Thermal Transistors

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances, researchers at the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary have reported in the journal Nature.

Improved Thermal-Shock Resistance in Industrial Ceramics

Ceramic materials are used in nuclear, chemical and electrical power generation industries because of their ability to withstand extreme environments. However, at high temperatures, ceramics are susceptible to thermal-shock fractures caused by rapid temperature-changing events, such as cold water droplet contact with

Thermal Switch Discovered in Engineered Squid-Based Biomaterials

Tuning materials for optimal optical and electrical properties is becoming commonplace. Now, researchers and manufacturers may be able to tune materials for thermal conductivity by using a squid-inspired protein made of multiple DNA repeats. “Controlling thermal transport in modern technologies — refrigeration,

Semiconductor Research Corp. Releases $26 Million in New Research Funds

Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) released $26 million in added research funding for its New Science Team (NST) Joint University Microelectronics Program (JUMP). JUMP will fund 24 additional research projects spanning 14 US universities. The projects will be integrated into JUMP’s six existing research centers. NST