Jason Daley


Vision and Discrete Sensors November 30, 2023

Nanoscale surface turns material into a multifunctional optical device

A nanoscale surface has helped craft an optical device that is a tunable optical switch, optical limiter and one-way window for light.

By Jason Daley
Vision and Discrete Sensors October 29, 2023

Eye-based sensor could accelerate autonomous car, drone reaction time

A sensor inspired by the retina could improve the safety and performance of self-driving cars, robotics and high-speed autonomous drones.

By Jason Daley
System Integration January 18, 2023

Layered material controls its own conductivity

Researchers have discovered a bilayer 2D crystalline material that is superconducting and ferroelectric, which could have a major impact on next-generation electronics and its capabilities.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy of: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discrete Manufacturing July 31, 2022

Thin film growth technique is the result of microscopic holes

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have used epitaxy, an emerging method for synthesizing a thin film and membrane.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: UW-Madison
Discrete Manufacturing June 17, 2022

Technique developed for fabricating the next generation of transistors

Materials engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method for making graphene nanoribbons.

By Jason Daley
Material Handling June 14, 2022

Technique developed for fabricating transistors

Researchers are searching for the next great semiconductors—materials that can continue to improve and evolve microprocessors and other nanoelectric devices. Graphene nanoribbons, a one-atom-thick material just 3 nanometers wide, are one of the most promising candidates.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Data Acquisition, DAQ June 5, 2022

Advanced sensor networks could help farmers micromanage their fields

In the future, farmers will be able to look at a tablet and see the nutrient, CO2 and moisture levels of every individual acre in their fields in real time.

By Jason Daley
Mark Rzchowski and Chang-Beom Eom. Courtesy: UW-Madison
Mechatronics and Motion Control November 23, 2021

Low-voltage, piezoelectric membrane is big advance for spintronics

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed an all-thin-film membrane composite of the relaxor-ferroelectric material lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) and ferromagnetic nickel that demonstrates an intrinsic coupling between voltage and spin.

By Jason Daley
Zongfu Yu, Jack St. Clair Kilby Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow at UW-Madison. Courtesy: UW-Madison
Vision and Discrete Sensors November 10, 2021

Angle sensor allows microscopic measurements at video speeds

An ultra-compact angle sensor built from flat optics captures these measurements at 30 frames per second, which will allow for more accurate and precise measurements of tiny atomic materials.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: Arnold Lab, UW-Madison
Electrical September 16, 2021

Carbon nanotubes could replace silicon in transistors

Engineers have worked out a method to make orderly sheets of 2-dimensional carbon nanotubes by aligning them between layers of water and a solvent “ink.”

By Jason Daley
Discrete Manufacturing May 14, 2021

Technique induces magnetism in nanoscale materials

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have produced a free-standing membrane of the Heusler compound gadolinium-platinum-antimony and can induce magnetism in the thin membrane by straining it.

By Jason Daley
Vision and Discrete Sensors April 14, 2021

Imaging system allows users to see UV and visible light simultaneously

A passive down-conversion imaging system created allows engineers to peer into the UV range while still viewing the visible spectrum for better machine vision results.

By Jason Daley
Process Instrumentation and Sensors July 23, 2020

3D-printed artery monitors blockages from the inside

UW-Madison materials science engineers developed an artificial artery that contains piezoelectric elements that can monitor for blockages and other problems remotely, which could be adapted for industrial hoses and pipes that could embed pressure sensors inside.

By Jason Daley
Industrial PCs June 26, 2020

Critical communications component made on flexible wooden film

University of Wisconsin researchers have constructed a functional microwave amplifier circuit on wooden film, which has the potential to decrease the size of control system devices and systems.

By Jason Daley
Process Instrumentation and Sensors June 16, 2020

Method developed to measure temperature within 3D objects

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have made it possible to determine a 3D temperature profile for semi-transparent objects in the infrared spectrum, which couldn't be done before.

By Jason Daley