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Diamond-like carbon coating for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR)
New materials to make advanced recording technology possible Problem: Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) could provide hard drive storage densities in the TB/in^2 range, as compared to today’s GB/in^2 capability. HAMR operates by heating the disk with a laser, which momentarily changes the storage medium’s magnetic coercivity,...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Robert Carpick
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Materials
Nano-Tribological Printing
3D-Printing at the Nanoscale Problem: 3D printing has enabled new methods of manufacturing, but most existing techniques are limited to the macro scale. A 3D printing technique for the nano-scale could be applied to problems such as creating new coatings, making nanoscale patterns, or fabricating MEMS devices. Solution: Researchers at the...
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Robert Carpick, Nitya Gosvami, Imene Lahouij, Harmandeep Khare
Category(s): Materials
Platinum Silicide thin films with tailored properties
Problem: Platinum is highly conductive but it has poor mechanical properties and is not very durable when used in mechanical devices. In the emerging field of nanoelectromechanical (NEM) contact switches, reliability has been identified as a key concern, and to fully enable NEM switches, new materials are needed that can perform well mechanically...
Published: 1/28/2020   |   Inventor(s): Robert Carpick
Keywords(s): Semiconductors
Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Energy & Infrastructure & Environment, Materials, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Simultaneous Imaging and Friction Measurement with In-situ Tribometer
Problem: Different instruments are needed to study the interaction of contact surfaces at different length scales. Tribometers measure the coefficient of friction, but they cannot image the micro or nano contact area during a sliding test. Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) techniques can image surfaces at smaller scales, but they cannot provide the tribometer’s...
Published: 1/28/2020   |   Inventor(s): Robert Carpick, Nitya Gosvami
Category(s): Research Tools & Reagents, Materials, Imaging