Quantcast

Latest Solid Stories

2011-07-12 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MorganAM&T will display its new BRITEPOINT line of solar and LED products at its booth (Booth #9447) at 2011 Intersolar North America on July 12-14. MorganAM&T provides the industry with a wide range of insulation and graphite products for polysilicon, solar silicon ingot, as well as LED applications. "MorganAM&T's new BRITEPOINT family of products showcases our commitment to provide application-tested products and components that...

0bf985b20eb56039570d63121eabbb0f
2011-06-16 07:40:03

Using high-resolution imaging technology, University of Illinois researchers have answered a question that had confounded semiconductor researchers: Is amorphous silicon a glass? The answer? Yes "“ until hydrogen is added. Led by chemistry professor Martin Gruebele, the group published its results in the journal Physical Review Letters. Amorphous silicon (a-Si) is a semiconductor popular for many device applications because it is inexpensive and can be created in a flexible thin film,...

2011-06-01 02:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solido Design Automation Inc., the leading provider of variation analysis and design software for custom integrated circuits, today announced that TSMC has expanded Solido Variation Designer deployment in its Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) Reference Flow 2.0, a critical component of TSMC's 28nm design infrastructure. Solido Variation Designer products will be included in the following five TSMC AMS sub flows: Advanced PVT sub flow Advanced Monte...

2011-05-18 15:30:00

A biomechanical experiment conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has answered a long-standing theoretical question: Will microorganisms swim faster or slower in elastic fluids? For a prevalent type of swimming, undulation, the answer is "slower." Paulo Arratia, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, along with student Xiaoning Shen, conducted the experiment. Their findings were published in the journal Physical...

2011-05-12 22:33:03

Stronger than steel or titanium"”and just as tough"”metallic glass is an ideal material for everything from cell-phone cases to aircraft parts. Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new technique that allows them to make metallic-glass parts utilizing the same inexpensive processes used to produce plastic parts. With this new method, they can heat a piece of metallic glass at a rate of a million degrees per second and then mold it...

2011-05-04 04:30:00

DALLAS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Brazil Biomaterials Market (2010-2015)', published by MarketsandMarkets ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the biomaterials market in Brazil is expected to be worth US$1.7 billion by 2015, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.5% from 2010 to 2015. Browse 48 market data tables and in-depth TOC on Brazil Biomaterials Market (2010-2015)....

2011-04-27 13:25:32

Manufacturers who design new materials often struggle to understand viscous liquids at a molecular scale. Many substances including polymers and biological materials change upon cooling from a watery state at elevated temperatures to a tar-like consistency at intermediate temperatures, then become a solid "glass" similar to hard candy at lower temperatures. Scientists have long sought a molecular-level description of this theoretically mysterious, yet common, "glass transition" process as an...

5fcf57a641b5ca459eb9a387ed5bbe681
2011-04-21 12:53:58

Discovery of self-corrective healing process for polymer detailed this week in the journal Nature Imagine you're driving your own new car--or a rental car--and you need to park in a commercial garage. Maybe you're going to work, visiting a mall or attending an event at a sports stadium, and you're in a rush. Limited and small available spots and concrete pillars make parking a challenge. And it happens that day: you slightly misjudge a corner and you can hear the squeal as you scratch the...

2011-04-20 21:35:00

Rice, Texas A&M labs create protein-patterned fibers Researchers at Rice University and Texas A&M have discovered a way to pattern active proteins into bio-friendly fibers. The "eureka" moment came about because somebody forgot to clean up the lab one night. The new work from the Rice lab of biochemist Kathleen Matthews, in collaboration with former Rice faculty fellow and current Texas A&M assistant professor Sarah Bondos, simplifies the process of making materials with fully...

2011-04-20 21:33:06

Discovery of self-corrective healing process for polymer detailed this week in the journal Nature Imagine you're driving your own new car--or a rental car--and you need to park in a commercial garage. Maybe you're going to work, visiting a mall or attending an event at a sports stadium, and you're in a rush. Limited and small available spots and concrete pillars make parking a challenge. And it happens that day: you slightly misjudge a corner and you can hear the squeal as you scratch the...


Word of the Day
blee
  • Color; hue; complexion.
This word is Middle English in origin.
Related