Superconductivity Trained to Promote Magnetization

source: ECN article Mon, 10/05/2015 – 11:37am by Lomonosov Moscow State University Superconductivity, which is almost incompatible with magneticfield, under certain conditions is able to promote magnetization. Russian scientist Natalya Pugach from the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University discovered this yet to be explained effect with her British colleagues, […]

Printable Electronics Thanks to Contactless Liquid Deposition

source: ECN article Fri, 10/02/2015 – 12:47pm by University of Twente  Scientists of research institute MESA+ of Twente University have developed a technology for contactless deposition of liquids at nanoscale. In doing so, they make use of an electric field. Their technology will lead to new 3D-applications and can be of great value to, for […]

Researchers Measure How Specific Atoms Move In Dielectric Materials

source: ECN article Thu, 10/01/2015 – 9:24am by North Carolina State University Researchers have measured how the atoms within electrically insulating solids reorient due to an applied electric field. Shown here for Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3, bismuth ions (purple) align along the electric field direction relative to their surrounding titanium ions (blue). Oxygen ions not shown. Credit Tedi-Marie […]

Metal Defects Can Be Eliminated By Cyclic Loading

source: ECN article Wed, 10/21/2015 – 1:25pm by Massachusetts Institute of Technology This image shows abrupt de-pinning and de-stabilization of a line defect due to repeated cyclic loading. Figure (a) shows the evolution of nominal tensile stress during two loading and unloading cycles. Figures (b) to (f) are still frames from a video that correspond […]

US Army Researchers Extend Missile System Shelf Life

source: ECNmag article As consumers, many of our items contain a “use by” or “best before” date. In the aviation and missile community, the same principle applies to its weaponry arsenal. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, in conjunction with Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, or PEO MS, […]

High Current SMD Shunt offers resistance down to 0.3 mOhms

source: ThomasNet article October 20, 2015 – Available in 1206 size part rated at 2 Watts, HCS1206 has low TCR ranging from 150–300 ppm. Resistor is rated for full power up to 100°C and can operate safely at reduced power up to 170°C. HCS Series is suited for all types of high power supplies and power modules, […]

NASA Orion sensors and systems make Deep Space a reality

source: EDN article Steve Taranovich -October 20, 2015 I posed some questions about Orion’s sensors to George Schamel, Lockheed Martin Orion avionics, power & wiring system certified principal engineer and he very graciously explained them.   Absolute & Relative Navigation Sensors1 Orion’s Command Module contains a block entitled “Absolute & Relative Navigation Sensors”. This type […]

Cyclic Healing Removes Defects In Metals While Maintaining Strength

source: ECN article Tue, 10/20/2015 – 9:36am by Carnegie Mellon University When designing a new material, whether for an airplane, car, bridge, mobile device, or biological implant, engineers strive to make the material strong and defect-free. However, methods conventionally used to control the amount of defects in a material, such as applying heat or mechanical […]