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Transmission Electron Microscope Helps Spot Twin Boundary Defects to Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries

Transmission Electron Microscope Helps Spot Twin Boundary Defects to Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries

Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries — which are small, symmetrical defects in materials — may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries. The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries. [More]
Lehigh Tribologist Studies Fundamental Origins of Friction on Complex Nanocomposite Surfaces

Lehigh Tribologist Studies Fundamental Origins of Friction on Complex Nanocomposite Surfaces

That's a low estimate of how much friction and wear costs the U.S. every year. In fact, studies suggest that so-called "normal wear and tear" costs industrialized countries some 2 to 6 percent of their annual gross domestic product. [More]
Researchers Successfully Measure Thermoelectric Behavior of Nanoporous Metal-Organic Framework

Researchers Successfully Measure Thermoelectric Behavior of Nanoporous Metal-Organic Framework

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and energy harvesting. [More]
Eastern Applied Research Announces Availability of New X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer Packages from Oxford Instruments

Eastern Applied Research Announces Availability of New X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer Packages from Oxford Instruments

Two new x-ray fluorescence analyzer packages were recently released by Oxford Instruments for in-house hazardous substance screening interests. The analyzers, available through distributor Eastern Applied Research, are the bench-top Maxxi-6 and the handheld X-Met8000. [More]
Vistec Electron Beam Established US Show Room Facility with Variable Shaped Beam Lithography System

Vistec Electron Beam Established US Show Room Facility with Variable Shaped Beam Lithography System

Vistec Electron Beam GmbH, a leading supplier of electron-beam lithography systems, announced today, that it has established a show room facility in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate their Variable Shaped Beam systems specifically for the US and North America market. [More]

FEI and Weatherford Enter Into Joint Agreement for Advanced Reservoir Characterization Services

FEI (Nasdaq:FEIC) and Weatherford Laboratories have entered into a joint agreement to offer advanced reservoir characterization services to the oil and gas industry. The two companies will work together to create new ... [More]
Non-Invasive Test to Detect Cocaine Ingestion through a Simple Fingerprint

Non-Invasive Test to Detect Cocaine Ingestion through a Simple Fingerprint

Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the University of Surrey, the Netherlands Forensic Institute, King's College London and Sheffield Hallam University have demonstrated a new, non-invasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determine whether cocaine has been ingested, rather than just touched. [More]
Kleindiek Nanotechnik and EM Resolutions Partner to Distribute Force Measurement Systems for SEM/FIB

Kleindiek Nanotechnik and EM Resolutions Partner to Distribute Force Measurement Systems for SEM/FIB

Kleindiek Nanotechnik have partnered with EM Resolutions, a Saffron Walden-based consumables and accessories supplier for electron microscopy, to supply and install their range of MM3A nanomanipulators and force measurement systems to the UK research community. [More]
Coupling Advanced Neutron Scattering with High-Performance Computing Could Enable Better Understanding of Protein Function

Coupling Advanced Neutron Scattering with High-Performance Computing Could Enable Better Understanding of Protein Function

The Science
Whether inside algae converting biomass to fuels or human cells responding to radiation exposure, proteins change their shape via atomic motions to perform a specific function. Today these shape-changing processes are still difficult to measure and understand. Scientists recently determined three classes of atomic motion using neutron scattering coupled with computational simulations. [More]
TASC Algorithm Extended to Create Nanoscale Method for Studying Components Distribution in Solid Mixtures

TASC Algorithm Extended to Create Nanoscale Method for Studying Components Distribution in Solid Mixtures

A LEADING innovator in the field of thermal analysis – vital in many fields of advanced manufacturing – has teamed up with the University of Huddersfield for research that will lead to the development of a number of completely new analytical techniques. [More]
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