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Nanopowder Synthesis by Induction Plasma Technology

Nanopowder Synthesis by Induction Plasma Technology

Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in nanostructured coatings and nanometric powders and such products are being used in industrial applications. [More]
Characterizing Thin Films with Reflectometry Measurements Using the STOE STADI MP

Characterizing Thin Films with Reflectometry Measurements Using the STOE STADI MP

The interference and reflection characteristics of thin films are affected by their properties. Using the STOE thin film attachment, x-ray radiation reflected from a thin film can be used to analyze its thickness. [More]
New Synchrotron Laminograhy Technique to Examine Large Surface Objects

New Synchrotron Laminograhy Technique to Examine Large Surface Objects

Computed tomography(CT) is a well-established technique with synchrotron radiation sources for obtaining bulk information from a number of sample types at micrometer resolution, but a new technique was needed to calculate 3D images of very wide, flat objects. [More]
Investigating Nanoparticle Sintering Using Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing (INPS)

Investigating Nanoparticle Sintering Using Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing (INPS)

Catalyst deactivation is mainly caused by catalyst sintering, and causes billions of dollars of extra expenditure on catalyst regeneration. Gaining insights into the sintering kinetics and mechanisms is essential in the design of more sintering-resistant catalysts. [More]
Using Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing (INPS) in the Optical Nanocalorimetry of Catalytic Reactions

Using Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing (INPS) in the Optical Nanocalorimetry of Catalytic Reactions

The heat dissipated from an exothermic catalytic reaction plays key role in catalytic ignition and light-off in catalytic converters. One example is automobile emission cleaning. [More]
The History and Working Principle of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

The History and Working Principle of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) uses a finely focused beam of electrons in order to produce a high resolution image of a sample. SEM images have a three dimensional appearance, which is very useful when examining the surface structure of a sample. [More]
The Challenges Facing Graphene Commercialisation: An Interview with Dr. Ania Servant

The Challenges Facing Graphene Commercialisation: An Interview with Dr. Ania Servant

In this Thought Leader interview, Dr Ania Servant, Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, talks to AZoNano about the fundamental challenges standing in the way of Graphene commercialisation and how the new NGI facility is working with industry to solve these challenges. [More]
Multifunctional Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) from Hitachi High-Tech Science: an Interview with Kanji Nagasawa

Multifunctional Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) from Hitachi High-Tech Science: an Interview with Kanji Nagasawa

Kanji Nagasawa, Executive Director of Hitachi High-Tech Science, speaks to AZoM.com about the company's new products, the AFM5100N and AFM5300E, and how Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation operates within the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) industry. [More]
Can Graphene Be Used in Energy Storage? Tim Harper Examines Graphene's Prospects in Batteries and Supercapacitors

Can Graphene Be Used in Energy Storage? Tim Harper Examines Graphene's Prospects in Batteries and Supercapacitors

Energy storage has always been an issue, but the advent of renewable energy, electric vehicles, smart phones, and now wearable devices such as the new Apple Watch, means that the need to develop a way of storing more energy in smaller volumes has never been more pressing. Does graphene hold the key to higher energy densities? [More]
What is Nanoscopy? Techniques and Applications

What is Nanoscopy? Techniques and Applications

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner for their breakthrough work in nanoscopy. Their work allows the field to be able to quite literally see past the photonic limits that govern optical microscopy. [More]