Charting a Map for Determining Negative Thermal Expansion

Most materials exhibit some degree of thermal expansion – that is, they expand when heated and shrink when cooled. Concrete structures are designed with joints that allow for this expansion and contraction, to prevent cracking and structural failure. Some materials, however, exhibit

DARPA to Host Hypersonic Thermal Management Material Design Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will conduct a Proposers Day on Jan. 22 in Arlington, Va., to discuss a new program that aims to build and demonstrate structures designed to address the thermal challenge associated with hypersonic vehicles’ leading edges. “For decades people

Composite Material can Cool itself Down Under Extreme Temperatures

A cutting-edge material, inspired by nature, that can regulate its own temperature and could equally be used to treat burns and help space capsules withstand atmospheric forces is under development at the University of Nottingham. The research paper, Temperature – dependent polymer

DuPont Opens Technology Center to Support Innovation in Silicon Valley

DuPont recently celebrated the opening of its Silicon Valley Technology Center, welcoming customers, community partners, industry groups and other guests to learn about the company’s localized approach to innovation in the Bay Area. The site features DuPont’s newest Innovation Center, a dedicated

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