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Fast silicon drift detector combined with EDS analysis software enables real-time imaging

August 21, 2017

Oxford Instruments, Concord, Mass., introduces a real-time navigation and imaging system for the SEM that helps users interactively explore samples based on video-rate X-ray maps colored by element rather than the black and white electron image alone.

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Magnetic/electrostatic compound lens enables FIB/SEM to image sub-nanometer features

August 21, 2017

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Tokyo, announces the development of an all-new high-performance Ethos FIB-SEM based on a newly developed magnetic/electrostatic compound lens that enables it to deliver advanced imaging performance resolving sub-nanometer features in high contrast for low-voltage SEM applications.

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Jeol InTouchScope SEM offers high sensitivity and high spatial resolution at faster speed

August 21, 2017

Jeol USA, Peabody, Mass., introduces the newest addition to the Jeol InTouchScope series SEMs, the JSM-IT500HR, which features a high-brightness, long-life emitter with stable probe current.

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Coventor adds automated process analysis to semiconductor virtual fabrication platform

August 21, 2017

Coventor Inc., Cary, N.C., announces the availability of SEMulator3D 6.1, the latest version of its semiconductor virtual fabrication platform.

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Micron’s new facility nearly doubles cleanroom space for memory storage R&D

August 21, 2017

Micron Technology Inc., Boise, Idaho, has opened a new facility that will nearly double the cleanroom space dedicated to research and development, and will support a significant expansion of the company's overall R&D capabilities.

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One Minute Mentor: Residual Stress Profiles as Determined by X-Ray Diffraction

August 18, 2017

For nitrocarburizing or consecutive carburizing and nitriding, the typical stress profile is smoother than for nitriding only.

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Can-Eng mesh-belt furnace system enables both neutral hardening and carburizing

August 16, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces Int.l, Niagara Falls, Ontario, has received an order for a mesh belt furnace system for heat treating automotive thrust races, retainer/cages, and washers.

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Ipsen USA ships 15 atmosphere and vacuum heat treating furnaces around the world

August 16, 2017

Ipsen USA, Cherry Valley, Ill., reports that it shipped 15 atmosphere and vacuum furnaces last quarter, all in support of the aerospace, commercial heat treating, and MIM industries around the world.

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Seco Warwick controlled atmosphere brazing system treats variety of aluminum alloys

August 16, 2017

Seco Warwick, Meadville, Pa., announces that one of its controlled atmosphere aluminum brazing (CAB) systems has been installed by Mainstream Engineering for brazing a wide assortment of very large cold plates and heat exchangers made of a variety of aluminum alloys.

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Software enables SEM analysis of multi-layer structures without cross-sectioning

August 12, 2017

Bruker Nano Analytics, Oak Park, Ill., introduces XMethod, the world's first software package for the analysis of composition and thickness of single or multiple layers, based on data obtained by sample excitation with the XTrace micro-focus X-ray source for scanning electron microscopes.

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