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Graphene and Diamonds Make a Slippery Combo

May 26, 2015 | by Jared Sagoff, Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

​Scientists have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of “superlubricity.”

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SPIE Photomask Technology 2015

September 29, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The SPIE Photomask Technology Symposium, organized by SPIE and BACUS, the International Technical Group of SPIE, provides the world’s largest forum to discuss the latest mask technologies and how they can meet the needs of the rapidly moving semiconductor industry. It will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015.

EOS/ESD Annual Symposium

September 27, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The EOS/ESD Annual Symposium will be held from Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.

Nanoparticles Selectively Rearranged in 3D Arrays

May 26, 2015 9:59 am | News | Comments

Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials.


Paint Spray Booth Rated Light Fixture

May 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new and improved explosion proof LED light fixture that is approved for paint spray booths. The EPL-48-2L-LED-G2 explosion proof LED light fixture from Larson Electronics is ideal for operators seeking top quality lighting that will reduce operating costs, improve lighting quality and reduce downtime.


Single-use Harvesting Technology

May 26, 2015 12:00 am | by Sartorius Corporation | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

GSartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry, has introduced Sartoclear Dynamics®, a clarification system featuring new single-use technology for harvesting mammalian cell cultures with high cell densities.

Clean Water for Cleanrooms

May 22, 2015 11:36 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The regulations that govern water use in cleanrooms depend entirely on the cleanroom application in question. Water is a common component for pharmaceutical processing, as it can be used as an ingredient, a cleaning method, a method of diluting disinfectants, or steam supply.


Slinky Doppelganger Sees Tiny Objects

May 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Cory Nealon, University at Buffalo | News | Comments

The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing, and scientists’ ability to observe single molecules.


Computer Simulations Show Anatomically Flat Liquid

May 22, 2015 10:06 am | News | Comments

Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid.


Purge Control

May 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Wavelength Marketing, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Daisy Data Displays, Inc., a hazardous location and ruggedized computer manufacturer in York, PA, has launched a new-to-market type X-purge control that provides maximum flexibility and improved safety controls for end users in a wide range of industries including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, hazardous location, and more.

Spectral Decomposition

May 22, 2015 12:00 am | by Delta Tau | Product Releases | Comments

Delta Tau now offers a new control method called Spectral Decomposition to improve the productivity of systems that use fast-tool actuators. Spectral Decomposition works with a variety of fast-tool actuators—including voice-coil motors, piezo crystals, laser galvanometers and magnetostrictive transducers.

New Ink Formulation Prints Graphene Structures

May 21, 2015 11:11 am | by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way to print 3D structures with graphene nanoflakes. The fast and efficient method could open up new opportunities for using graphene printed scaffolds regenerative engineering and other electronic or medical applications.


Defects Can “Hulk-Up” Materials

May 21, 2015 11:01 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

In the story of the Marvel Universe superhero known as the Hulk, exposure to gamma radiation transforms scientist Bruce Banner into a far more powerful version of himself. In a study at Berkeley Lab, exposure to alpha-particle radiation has been shown to transform certain thermoelectric materials into far more powerful versions of themselves.


Measuring Thermoelectric Behavior with "Tinkertoy" Materials

May 21, 2015 10:35 am | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework, a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and energy harvesting.


Judge Approves $200M Settlement for Meningitis Victims

May 21, 2015 9:40 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | News | Comments

The Chapter 11 Plan of New England Compounding Center will be approved. The New England Compounding Center has been blamed for a meningitis outbreak, allegedly caused by a tainted steroid produced in a contaminated cleanroom, which resulted in 64 confirmed deaths and hundreds of ill patients in 20 states.


Application Mounting Brackets

May 21, 2015 12:00 am | by Dialight | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced at the launch of its new simplified application mounting brackets, now available on the company’s industry-leading LED Area Lights. The new brackets are a great addition to the Area Light family which includes retrofit adapters for Appleton, GE, Killark, and Crouse-Hinds fixtures.



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