These Advanced Materials can Change the Industry
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These Advanced Materials can Change the Industry

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Thursday, September 12, 2019

The electronics industry is adopting new and advanced technologies and materials to meet the rising demands of the customers.

FREMONT, CA: The electronics industry deals with a wide range of different manufacturing processes and products. The industry demands sustainability and durability, which leads to the development of advanced technologies. Developing a new advanced material that fit the requirement is time consuming and a financially liable. Therefore, existing materials with superior features are tweaked to create new materials with advanced capabilities.

Following is a list of some of the top advanced materials of the industry:

Silicon carbide (SiC)

Silicon carbide is a covalently bonded material, produced by the carbothermal reduction of silica. It has excellent thermal conductivity, shock resistance, and low thermal expansion. Nitride bonded silicon carbide (NBSC), sintered silicon carbide (SSC), and reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSC) are the three forms of commercial siliconSiC has been used as an in armor plates in an electric circuit, bulletproof vest, battery charger, and solar inverter.

Switchable glass

Switchable glass or dimmable glass is a glass, which alters its light transmission properties when voltage, light, or heat is applied. It changes to translucent to transparent and vice-versa, which allows light to block some wavelengths of light. 

Carbon nanotubes (CNT)

Carbon nanotubes are cylindrical molecules of a hexagonal arrangement that consist of rolled-up sheets of single-layer carbon atoms. CNT has high tensile strength, good electrical conductivity, and can bear high working temperatures. CNTs are usable in chemical sensors, fibers & composites, lithium batteries, electronics, aerospace, medicine, and defense.

Biochip

Biochip is a logical device, designed to function in a biological environment and embedded inside the living body. This chip is made of millions of biosensors and is of three different types of DNA Microarray, Protein Microarray, and Microfluidic Chip. Biochips can store and update the information of a person, can restore the records of medical, cash, passport, etc. These chips are also applicable in the fields of genetic analysis, protein analysis, biochemical research, diagnostics, and personalized medicine.

Graphene

Graphene is a thinnest, most durable and most conductive material to both electricity and heat. It is a two-dimensional carbon allotrope with carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like pattern. Graphene is applicable in several industrial purposes such as electronics, coatings, energy storage, sensor technology, and catalysts.

The 21st century is the era of modern technology; all the industries are adopting new and advanced technology and materials to streamline their work process. These technologies will save time, money, labor, and will bring innovation in many fields.

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