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Secrets of nanoscale crystal formation unlocked by powerful x-ray beams

January 24, 2019

Researchers determined for the first time what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in the metal cobalt. Using high-energy x-ray beams, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology watched a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction, which allowed them to study cobalt nanoparticles as they grew from clusters including tens of atoms to crystals...

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How water vapor changes metal at the atomic level

January 24, 2019

Corrosion is difficult to prevent, as the exact mechanism that accelerates its growth on metals and alloys has remained elusive to engineers. Now an international team of scientists has peered into the atomic-level workings of water vapor corrosion, using an environmental transmission electron microscope. Their research reveals how the involvement of protons speeds the corrosion process.

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One Minute Mentor: Tensile properties of austempered ductile iron

January 24, 2019

Austempered ductile iron is a unique cast iron material with tensile properties attributable to γH with the fine dispersion of ferrite.

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Wisconsin Oven dual-chamber heat treating furnace preheats up to 4000 pounds of steel

January 24, 2019

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, has shipped a natural gas-fired Heavy Duty Batch Series furnace for preheating dies to a customer in the automotive industry.

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Stack Metallurgical installs Quintus Mega HIP for heat treating aerospace, medical products

January 23, 2019

Stack Metallurgical Group, Albany, Ore., announces that it has installed a Quintus Mega-HIP hot isostatic press for heat treating and processing of aerospace, power generation, medical implant, and other products.

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Solar Atmospheres’ Roger Jones to semi-retire after 45 years in heat treating industry

January 23, 2019

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., recently awarded the title of CEO Emeritus to Roger A. Jones, FASM, and announces his semi-retirement as Solar Atmospheres’ CEO, the culmination of 45 years of leadership and service to the vacuum heat treating industry.

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Women In Engineering Profile: Jesi Clinton

January 22, 2019

This profile series introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. Here we speak with Jesi Clinton, welding subject matter expert at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Andover, Mass.

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Atomic force microscope from Asylum Research scans surface ten times faster at high resolution

January 21, 2019

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, U.K., introduces the Cypher VRS AFM, a full-featured video-rate atomic force microscope that enables researchers to measure nanoscale dynamic processes at video-rate speeds with all of the resolution, versatility, and ease of use of an Asylum Research Cypher AFM.

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Keyence VHX 6000 microscope combines brightfield and darkfield for optimal lighting

January 21, 2019

Keyence, Japan, offers the VHX-6000 digital microscope with the capability to view, capture, and measure at magnifications ranging from 20X to 2000X.

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Tescan USA welcomes EDFAS member Dr. Lucille Giannuzzi as Regional Sales Manager

January 19, 2019

Tescan USA Inc., Warrendale, Pa., announces that it has hired EDFAS member Dr. Lucille Giannuzzi as Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region because of her extensive experience in focused ion beam, scanning electron, and transmission electron microscopy, as well as her applications expertise in both the physical and life sciences.

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