September/October 2020

Paramagnetic Sensors from Hummingbird at the Heart of Respiratory Ventilators Battling Covid-19
Unseen but close at hand to patients and medical staff battling Covid-19 are tiny, highly sensitive paramagnetic sensors from Hummingbird Sensing Technology that perform a crucial role inside respiratory ventilators. They can detect and assess paramagnetism, a characteristic of certain materials such as oxygen which have a weak attraction to magnetic fields.

Highly Permeable Ferrite Enables 3D Cube Antennas from Neosid for 6DoF Tracking
Applying its expertise with highly permeable ferrite material, Neosid has developed innovative new isotropic 3D antennas for electromagnetic tracking systems in devices for various industries such as gaming, logistics, maintenance, and medicine.

Embedding Magnetics Achieves Reliability & Consistency, Part 1 of 3
Over decades, the semiconductor industry has made continual improvements in reliability, to the point where failure rates today are in the 1 part per million and are now trending towards parts per billion. In contrast, magnetic components have lagged behind their semiconductor counterparts and often exhibit failure rates in the range of 50 to 1000 ppm. This fact often positions the magnetics as the “weak link” in system reliability.

US Air Force Investigates Using Quantum Materials in New Navigation Tool
Air Force Research Laboratory researchers Drs. Robert Bedford, Luke Bissell, Chandriker Dass and Michael Slocum are finding practical applications for the curious phenomena that occur in quantum materials. Until the late 1990s, the properties or even the existence of such materials seemed little more than theoretical. But what is a quantum material?

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