New method sees fibers in 3D, uses it to estimate conductivity — ScienceDaily

As a vehicle travels through space at hypersonic speeds, the gases surrounding it generate heat at dangerous temperatures for the pilot and instrumentation inside. Designing a vehicle that can drive the heat away requires an understanding of the thermal properties of the materials used to construct it. A recent two-part study at the University of […]

New method sees fibers in 3-D, uses it to estimate conductivity

Each of the three methods used to visualize the fibers had pros and cons. Ray casting showed promise to become a powerful approach to estimate the orientation of fibrous materials with little curvature. Credit: Francesco Panerai, The Grainger College of Engineering As a vehicle travels through space at hypersonic speeds, the gases surrounding it generate […]

Researchers decode thermal conductivity with light

Collaborative research by (from left) Sriparna Bhattacharya, Prakash Parajuli and Apparao Rao has been published in the journal Advanced Science. Credit: College of Science Groundbreaking science is often the result of true collaboration, with researchers in a variety of fields, viewpoints and experiences coming together in a unique way. One such effort by Clemson University […]

Collaboration sparks new model for ceramic conductivity — ScienceDaily

As insulators, metal oxides — also known as ceramics — may not seem like obvious candidates for electrical conductivity. While electrons zip back and forth in regular metals, their movement in ceramic materials is sluggish and difficult to detect. An interdisciplinary collaboration led by Richard Robinson updated the “small polaron hopping model” to reflect different […]

Collaboration sparks new model for ceramic conductivity

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As insulators, metal oxides—also known as ceramics—may not seem like obvious candidates for electrical conductivity. While electrons zip back and forth in regular metals, their movement in ceramic materials is sluggish and difficult to detect. An interdisciplinary collaboration led by Richard Robinson updated the “small polaron hopping model” to reflect different […]