Keyword: Coatings, colorants and finishes

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Briefs: Materials
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
R&D: Materials

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

R&D: Materials

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
Briefs: Wearables
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
R&D: Wearables
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
R&D: Materials
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
R&D: Wearables
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
R&D: Materials
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The stent delivers regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved tissue.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Technology Leaders: Medical
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.
Features: Materials
In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
Features: Wearables
See how advanced adhesive compounds provide manufacturers with an effective alternative to mechanical fasteners.
Briefs: Materials
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Thin-film technology could soon offer a less invasive and more cost-effective solution to enhance neurosurgery for people with neurological brain conditions, including epilepsy.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
R&D: Imaging
Scientists have identified a new class of x-ray detectors based on layered perovskites
Features: Medical
A plasma etching process called electron enhanced material processing (EEMP) has been shown to improve performance of metal and alloys.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In the process, a high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates.
Briefs: Materials

Whether attempting to improve adhesion of dissimilar materials, depositing coatings, cleaning surfaces, applying a protective coating that repels water for example or biological...

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