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A new Phase I SBIR award from the Army provides a boost to Surmet’s cost effective manufacturing of ALON® and spinel Optical Ceramics.
New Ultra-Clear PET Film with Hard Coat, Designed to Broaden the Ways High-Performance Safety Glass is Made Wilmington, Del.
Polycarbonate industry is highly promising and prospective in the emerging markets â€“ the material here is continuously in demand.
Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have added another important component towards understanding the material graphene; a material that is currently receiving a lot of attention: They have determined the lifetime of electrons in graphene in lower energy ranges.
Recent breakthroughs have enabled scientists from the Northwestern University’s Center for Quantum Devices to build cameras that can see more than one optical waveband or “color” in the dark.
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...
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.