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

Superflexible Aerogels are Efficient Absorbents and Thermal Insulators

Aerogel has, until now, been limited due to brittleness for the practical application of these delicate solids, which consist almost entirely of air-filled pores. This may now change, as the the journal Angewandte Chemie reports that Japanese researchers have now introduced extremely elastic aerogels

NASA Awards Space Technology Award for new Advanced 3D Thermal Material

Bally Ribbon Mills has received a Space Technology Award from NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) for weaving the 3D material used within NASA’s Heat Shield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET) project. The HEEET project aims to develop a new Thermal Protection System that leverages

Reinforced Thermal Film for Die-Cutting Released

New thermal interface composite film has been released by Fujipoly. The Sarcon 15GTR is a thin TIM made from heat conducting silicon with a 0.05 mm fiberglass reinforcement layer. The 0.15 mm think film is suited for applications with complex die-cut shapes,

New Graphene Service Introduced in the UK

Business thrives on competition. When suppliers offer similar but incommensurable products, it is not hard to imagine this having a negative impact on companies trying to work with the products and the industry as a whole. Such has been the case for

Electronics Keep Their Cool With New Heat-Conducting Crystals

The inner workings of high-power electronic devices must remain cool to operate reliably. High internal temperatures can make programs run slower, freeze or shut down. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The University of Texas, Dallas have collaborated to

Two-Channel Model for Ultralow Thermal Conductivity of Crystalline

The search for materials with extreme thermal properties continues because of their importance for thermal management applications. Materials with low κ are used in data storage devices, thermal barrier coatings, and thermoelectrics, whereas high-κ materials are useful for thermal energy transmission and