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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 20, 2017

Graphene-wrapped nanocrystals make inroads toward next-gen fuel cells, supercharging silicon batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 20, 2017.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / December 31, 2012

Mid-holiday edition: NanoMaterials Innovation Center welcomes new technical manager, process engineer The Nanomaterials Innovation Center is pleased to announce additions to their science and technical staff. The NMIC appointed John W. Matteson, as technical manager. Matteson brings over 20 years’ engineering and materials processing experience across several industries inclusive of manufacture of industrial furnaces and…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / September 18, 2012

Check ’em out: The CVD system coats solar panel substrates in the cycle. Credit: Fraunhofer IST. New processes for cost-efficient solar cell production The photovoltaic industry is pinning its hopes particularly on high-efficiency solar cells that can achieve efficiencies of up to 23 percent. These “HIT” cells (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) consist of a…

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Video: Creating ultrasharp STM, AFM probes for superior resolution and durability

By / July 10, 2012

Researchers at the University of Illinois have literally made a pointed improvement in microscopic probe tips. Led by Joe Lyding, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, the investigators developed a new microscope probe-sharpening technique that can improve and retain the resolution of  scanning tunneling atomic force microscopy and improve the workflow by cutting tip replacement downtime. According…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 9, 2012

Check ’em out: New method knocks out stubborn electron problem A newly published article in Physical Review Letters eliminates one of the top unsolved theoretical problems in chemical physics as ranked by the National Research Council in 1995. Scientists now can more accurately predict the dynamic behavior of electrons in atoms and molecules in chemical…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / June 7, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Harper chosen by Allomet for advanced rotary furnace for unique metal powder processing Harper International, a world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has been selected by Allomet Corp. for the design of a new continuous rotary furnace for the production of specialty composite metal powders. The system…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / February 13, 2012

Check ’em out: UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers show promise to significantly shorten the healing time and revolutionize the course of fracture treatment.”We…

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Ceramic and glass business news from this week

By / April 29, 2011

Union Process manufactures dry grinding attritor for ceramics Union Process Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment for a broad range of industrial applications, has built a specially designed attritor for a European customer that manufactures raw materials for the ceramic industry. The attritor features CE certification and is powered by…

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UPenn researchers find wrinkle in AFM nanoscale friction mystery

By / April 29, 2010

A group out of University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics thinks it knows why, at nanoscales, the friction encountered by, say, an atomic force microscope, increases as the number of layers decrease: The AFM tip pushes material in front into sort of a wrinkle or wave in front, and stretches it…

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Miscellaneous industry headlines

By / June 24, 2009

SCI Engineered Materials receives $1 million thin film solar order Thresher Industries selects the Cal Poly’s materials engineering program to set up testing protocol Bekaert introduces one-piece rotatable AZO target at Intersolar North America 2009 Natural History Museum of London acquires an Asylum MFP-3D Stand Alone AFM

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