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Scientists Accidentally Discover Worlds Thinnest Glass
2013-09-12 14:58:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Cornell University and the University of Ulm in Germany happened upon a world record-setting discovery. A stroke of good luck led scientists to find the world’s thinnest piece of glass, measuring only two atoms thick. The glass was understandably easy to miss and was only seen when viewed through an electron microscope. The scientists called the team from Guinness World Records, which titled their discovery...

Manufacturing Saws Made Of Carbon
2013-09-09 11:43:03

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft More material could be saved when manufacturing wafers in future. Ultra-thin saws made of carbon nanotubes and diamond would be able to cut through silicon wafers with minimum kerf loss. A new method makes it possible to manufacture the saw wires. You can’t saw without producing sawdust – and that can be expensive if, for example, the “dust” comes from wafer manufacturing in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries, where relatively high kerf loss has...

DNA Used To Assemble Graphene Computer Chips
2013-09-08 05:00:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online DNA molecules contain the genetic instructions essential to the development and function of living organisms, but new research suggests that they could also play a key role in the future of computer chips. Researchers from Stanford University believe that DNA could become the template of next generation microchips constructed from an experimental substance known as graphene, which is a one atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arrayed...

Researchers Pioneer New Approach For Graphene Logic Circuits
2013-09-03 09:00:35

University of California - Riverside A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have solved a problem that previously presented a serious hurdle for the use of graphene in electronic devices. Scanning electron microscopy image of graphene device used in the study. The scale bar is one micrometer. The UCR logo next to it is implemented with etched graphene. Graphene is a single-atom thick carbon crystal with unique properties...

2013-08-30 23:26:36

The online retailer has added to its extensive collection of durable wedding bands by adding titanium rings for men and women to its retail site including tension set rings, milgrain titanium bands and titanium diamond rings. Brea, Calif. (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Tungsten World, a leader in retailing unique, durable wedding bands, is proud to announce the arrival of titanium rings and titanium wedding bands for men and women to their website. Even as summer slowly winds to a close, the...


Latest Superhard materials Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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