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Terahertz measurement technique resolves individual layer thickness within multilayer coatings

By April Gocha / July 15, 2016

Scientists at University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques in Kaiserslautern, Germany, have developed a technique that uses time of flight measurements from terahertz pulses to resolve individual layers within multilayered surfaces—now all the way down to 4 micrometers.

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Give me a brake—preferably one that’s ceramic

By April Gocha / October 9, 2014

You may not have to pine for the luxe life much longer—researchers at Switzerland’s Empa research institute are aiming to bring ceramic brakes to the masses with an option that can be installed on compact cars.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 7, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Unifrax announces acquisition deal Unifrax, the Niagara Falls, N.Y.,-based manufacturer of ceramic fiber insulation products, announced today that it has acquired Lauscha Fiber International (LFI) from Bürger Glass- und Fasertechnik GmbH and JLR Holding W.L.L. Bahrain. LFI develops, manufactures and sells innovative, glass microfibers to a global customer base.…

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Maker says aerogel key to classic car remake

By / July 15, 2009

I’ve never seen a real 1957 Aston Martin DBR2 Le Mans racer, but a company out of Phoenix, Ariz. called Rikz Auto is building a high-end replica based on the original lines of the ’57. Company founder Wa-el Rizk says the car uses a monocoque carbon chassis, carbon-nomex body panels and seats based on the…

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