Materials with Embedded Microstructural Logic

Robert Panas | 19-ERD-018

Executive Summary

The goal of this project is to design, build, and test robust microscale mechanical logic circuits that can be fabricated into the microstructure of a lattice material using additive manufacturing techniques. These logic circuits will not require an electrical power source, so they will be able to operate in harsh environments with minimal electromagnetic signatures.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Song, Y., et al. 2019. "Additively Manufacturable Micro-Mechanical Logic Gates." Nature Communications 10(882). doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08678-0. LLNL-JRNL-751319

Sun, F., et al. 2020a. "Design, Fabrication, and Signal Propagation Characteristics of Micro-Mechanical Logic Elements." American Society of Precision Engineering 35th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2020. LLNL-PROC-807261

——— 2020. A Study of Mechanical Logic Elements." Proceedings of the 2020 Winter Topical Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering: Precision Engineering for Micro and Nanotechnology, Austin, TX, January 2020. LLNL-PRES-800038