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The American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) Corporate Technical Achievement Award (CTAA) for this year has been awarded to Surmet Corp
NMR Technology (No Molds Required) is a technology Envision Plastics and Design uses to manufacture custom plastic electronic enclosures with no tooling or molds.
Egan pioneers the use of Gorilla Glass in the office furniture market with the launch of the world’s thinnest, lightest, toughest, clearest glass markerboard. Chicago,
Surmet has successfully delivered 18x35-in size monolithic ALON® windows, achieving a major milestone on its scale-up program supported by US Dept.
Python hunters find a partially melted gold medallion set with antique rose cut diamonds and sapphires in the debris field of two fatal plane crashes.
According to an MIT Technology Review report, some smartphone manufacturers may one day use sapphire in their displays instead of glass. It’s expensive now, but the material can take a beating.
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...
Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...
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