Archive for the ‘Electronics & Nanotechnology’ Category
November 21, 2013 — Researchers have created magnetic replicas of sunflower pollen grains using a wet chemical, layer-by-layer process that applies highly conformal iron oxide coatings. The replicas possess natural adhesion properties inherited from the spiky pollen particles while gaining magnetic behavior, allowing for tailored adhesion to surfaces.
November 15, 2013 — Optimization research provided by Georgia Tech helped improve a computer algorithm used to ensure that electricity generation meets the demand in Brazil. The country relies heavily on hydroelectric facilities for its electricity.
November 14, 2013 — A pair of carbon nanotube arrays will be flying in space by the end of the year to test technology that could provide more efficient micro-propulsion for future generations of spacecraft. The devices will be part of a Cube Satellite (CubeSat) developed by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
October 21, 2013 — A new Department of Energy grant will fund research to advance an additive manufacturing technique for fabricating three-dimensional nanoscale structures from a variety of materials. The technique uses high-speed, thermally-energized jets to deliver both precursor materials and inert gas.
October, 17, 2013 – The Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was held on Oct. 17. The lab is the latest addition to the North Avenue Research Area (NARA) complex, on the southwestern edge of campus. The mission of CNES is to bring together a diverse mix of experts to solve some of the big technological problems in clean energy and partner with industry to bring these solutions to the market. So far, solar research at CNES, with numerous projects, patents and industry partnerships, is a shining example of things to come.
October 15, 2013 – As the newly appointed Chief Engineer for pediatric technologies for the Georgia Tech-Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta partnership, solving real world problems for clinicians by leveraging the engineering expertise on Georgia Tech’s campus is Leanne West’s new job.
October 1, 2013 — A new study has found that “waviness” in forests of carbon nanotubes dramatically reduces their stiffness. Instead of being a detriment, the waviness may make the nanotube arrays more useful as thermal interface material for conducting heat away from future high-powered integrated circuits.
September 30, 2013 — A research team has been awarded a $2 million grant to develop a unique approach to making extremely compact and highly efficient antennas and electronics. The new technology will use principles derived from origami paper-folding techniques to create complex structures that can reconfigure themselves by unfolding, moving and even twisting in response to incoming electromagnetic signals.
September 19, 2013 — Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference.
August 11, 2013 — Georgia Tech researchers want to put your signature up in lights. Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically.