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Two-sensor-tool imaging technology detects dead open faults with high accuracy

May 21, 2017

Neocera, Beltsville, Md., has developed the Magma electronic fault isolation HiRes microscope system that combines two sensors into one tool: a SQUID sensor for detecting the smallest possible currents, and a magnetoresistive sensor for best spatial resolution when scanning close to the current.

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Oxford Instruments to sell Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies

May 14, 2017

Oxford Instruments plc, England, announces that it has agreed to sell its Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. for a consideration of $100 million on a cash and debt-free basis.

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Hitachi ion-milling system capable of high-speed and wide-area material processing

May 14, 2017

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Tokyo, announces the Hitachi ArBlade 5000 broad ion-milling system, which enables high throughput and prepares wide-area cross-sectional samples.

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Lasertec hybrid confocal microscope combines laser and white light sources

May 14, 2017

Lasertec, Japan, introduces the Optelics Hybrid confocal microscope, in which laser and white light sources are combined in one body, for a multi-functional high-performance confocal microscope.

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JEOL scanning electron microscope features ultrahigh resolution images of large samples

May 14, 2017

JEOL USA, Peabody, Mass., introduces a new scanning electron microscope that combines the performance of a field emission SEM with the simplicity of the JEOL InTouchScope SEM series.

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Struers introduces high-capacity Rockwell and entry level Vickers hardness testers

May 14, 2017

Struers, Cleveland, Ohio, announces that it will launch nine new Duramin hardness testers this year, beginning with the Duramin-170, a high-capacity hardness tester; and the Duramin-4, an entry level Vickers hardness tester.

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Germanium oxide dissolves on liquid metal films to make crystalline semiconductors

May 13, 2017

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, reports that its chemists have invented a method to simultaneously synthesize and deposit germanium crystalline semiconductor films from water at room temperature using equipment that can be assembled for just a few dollars.

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Constellium supplies aluminum crash management systems for BMW 5 models

May 13, 2017

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, announces that it supplies aluminum automotive body sheets and crash management systems for the new BMW 5 Series, including its hybrid and touring models.

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Siemens and Chromalloy form joint venture to cast turbine blade components

May 13, 2017

Siemens AG, Germany, and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., have entered a partnership to form a new joint venture called Advanced Airfoil Components, which will cast turbine blade and vane components for power generation.

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Morgan and Airbus Safran Launchers partner to develop ceramic thruster chambers

May 13, 2017

Morgan Advanced Materials, England, has partnered with global aerospace giant Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) to develop and manufacture ceramic thruster chambers to aid satellite propulsion by ion beam engines.

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