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Brewer Science and Arkema to develop directed-self-assembly high-chi polymers

July 25, 2017

Brewer Science Inc., Rolla, Mo., announces the extension of its partnership with Arkema to develop second-generation directed self-assembly (DSA) materials using high-x (chi) block copolymers.

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RIT scientists receive $1 million to develop carbon nanotube wires to replace copper

July 25, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, announces that its researchers have won an award of $1 million from the Department of Energy's advanced manufacturing office for development of nanometal-interconnected carbon conductors for advanced electric machines.

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New transistor concept based on metal nanoparticles with energy gaps

July 25, 2017

Hamburg University, Germany, announces that a group led by Dr. Christian Klinke has succeeded in producing transistors based on metal nanoparticles so small that they no longer show their metallic character under current flow, but they do exhibit an energy gap caused by the Coulomb repulsion of electrons.

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Bruker X-ray diffraction imaging systems offer in-line monitoring of wafer crystalline defects

July 25, 2017

Bruker Semiconductor Division, Billerica, Mass., announces that leading multiple semiconductor manufacturers have ordered JVSensus-600E X-ray diffraction imaging systems for in-line wafer monitoring of crystalline defects.

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Bodycote combines AM with powder metallurgy processes to produce complex parts

July 20, 2017

Bodycote, England, introduces Bodycote Powdermet technologies, a group of additive manufacturing processes for the production of complex components via powder metallurgy.

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United Process Controls upgrades heat treating systems controls for axle manufacturer

July 20, 2017

United Process Controls Inc., Bethlehem, Pa., is nearing the completion of a large, multi-year control systems upgrade project for a manufacturer of automotive axles.

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Alcoa to restart three potlines in Indiana to supply Warrick aluminum rolling mill

July 20, 2017

Alcoa Corp., Pittsburgh, announces plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, Indiana, an action that will further improve the competitiveness of the on-site rolling mill.

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Solar Atmospheres builds climate-controlled chamber for medical/aerospace heat treating

July 20, 2017

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, has constructed a climate-controlled chamber for the daily operation of its new all-metal hot-zoned vacuum furnace.

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One Minute Mentor: X-Ray Diffraction Patterns in AISI 316

July 20, 2017

The graph shows X-ray diffraction patterns of nitrided (and carburized) stainless steel AISI 316.

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NASA grants $10M to cut supersonic aircraft sonic booms by shape-memory-alloy morphing

July 14, 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, announces that it has granted $10 million to a CASMART industry-academic team that will lead research into designing commercially viable civil supersonic transport aircraft that can modify shape during flight under a range of conditions to meet noise and efficiency requirements for overland flight.

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