Superinsulating Aerogel Resists Mechanical and Thermal Shocks

Aerogels are exceptionally lightweight, composite materials containing more than 99 percent air. They can withstand high temperatures and are resistant to many chemicals. Most aerogels studied so far, however, are made from ceramic materials, such as silica, alumina and silicon carbide, and

Henkel Expands Bergquist Gap Pad Portfolio

Henkel Corp. has added two ultra-low modulus Bergquist Gap Pad thermal interface materials (TIMs) to its line of high compliance thermal management products. Bergquist Gap Pad TGP 6000ULM and Bergquist Gap Pad TGP 7000ULM have been formulated with an advanced resin platform

Black Phosphorus Wrinkles Take the Heat

Single atomic sheets of black phosphorus are attracting attention for their potential in future electronics applications. A*STAR researchers have now completed experiments at the nanoscale to unlock the secret of this material’s remarkable directional heat transport properties. Black phosphorus has a layered

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

Unitika Unveils High-Heat Aromatic Polyamide

Unitika has developed a series of polyamide (PA) resins that can be applied in demanding thermal-management applications. The company has tailored specific grades for applications such as LED components and electric motor parts that are utilized in the auto and electrical/electronic sectors

Nano One Signs a Joint Development Agreement with Saint-Gobain

Nano One CEO, Mr. Dan Blondal has announced that the company has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with Saint-Gobain. The goal of the collaboration is to enhance high temperature processing of Nano One’s lithium ion battery materials. Saint-Gobain is a multi-billion

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

New Materials Could Turn Heat into Electricity

Scientists are getting closer to designing thermoelectric materials that could efficiently harvest heat from the surrounding environment and convert it into electricity to power devices and appliances, according to a review of the latest research in the journal Science and Technology of