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Studying crack propagation with 3D imaging

September 27, 2018

A Texas A&M University research team has taken the first 3D image of a microscopic crack propagating through a metal damaged by hydrogen. The new research shows what is happening at the crack tip as a part begins to fracture. The team identified 10 microscopic structures that make metals stronger and less susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement.

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Living legend shares insights on microanalysis trends

September 27, 2018

Nestor J. Zaluzec, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has been named an inaugural Fellow in the Legends Class of the Microanalysis Society, in recognition of his contributions to advanced microscopy and microanalysis.

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MIPAR software enables precise and repeatable quantification of nickel alloy precipitates

September 26, 2018

Mipar Software, Worthington, Ohio, announces that it has developed a software program called Mipar that enables engineers to quantify the size distribution and volume fraction of gamma-prime Ni3Al precipitates in nickel-base superalloys.

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Back-illuminated camera platform designed for wafer inspection, ion measurements

September 25, 2018

Andor Technology, an Oxford Instruments company, England, introduces the new ultrasensitive Marana 4.2B-11 back-illuminated camera platform for physical sciences.

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Rigaku sixth generation MiniFlex XRD features direct photon counting detector

September 25, 2018

Rigaku Corp., Japan, introduces the new sixth generation Rigaku MiniFlex benchtop x-ray diffractometer for qualitative and quantitative analysis of polycrystalline materials.

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Picosun develops method for producing stress-free atomic layer deposition films

September 24, 2018

Picosun, Finland, announces the development of a method for producing zero-stress and controlled-stress atomic layer deposition films using intricate tuning of process chemistry and deposition conditions, improving products for industries such as MEMS and IC industries.

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Ben Crawford appointed CEO and President of Contour Hardening

September 23, 2018

Contour Hardening, Indianapolis, announces the appointment of ASM Heat Treating Society member Ben Crawford as its new CEO and President.

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Surface Combustion: “Endothermic Atmosphere Monitoring and Control for Carburizing”

September 23, 2018

Surface Combustion, Maumee, Ohio, announces that on Thursday, September 28th, at 3:30 p.m., Ben Bernard, VP of Global Sales, will present “Endothermic Atmosphere Monitoring and Control for Carburizing.”

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Braidy Industries acquires nanostructured aluminum producer NanoAl

September 23, 2018

Braidy Industries Inc., Ashland, Ky., announces that it has acquired NanoAl LLC, a world leader in the science of nanocrystalline strengthening technology applied to sheet aluminum, as a third wholly owned subsidiary.

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