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Ensuring Identical Specimen Preparation for TEM using the PIPS II System

Ensuring Identical Specimen Preparation for TEM using the PIPS II System

FePt films hold promise in the field of heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). These films need high bulk magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy constant and isolated grains with a uniform size below 6 nm. [More]
High Accuracy Analysis for the Metals Recycling Industry: An Interview with Mikko Järvikivi

High Accuracy Analysis for the Metals Recycling Industry: An Interview with Mikko Järvikivi

Mikko Järvikivi, LIBS Product Manager at Oxford Instruments, talks to AZoM.com about the metals recycling industry, the products which Oxford Instruments offer to the industry and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). [More]
Polyvinyl Chloride in Household Applications

Polyvinyl Chloride in Household Applications

Best known in the form of the ever-present white piping seen in basements of buildings, the domestic use of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) could be considered a double-edged sword. [More]
Using a Rotational Rheometer to Characterize Opthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs)

Using a Rotational Rheometer to Characterize Opthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs)

Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs) are used to maintain intraocular space when performing eye surgery and to give protection to the corneal endothelium from mechanical trauma. [More]
Particle Size Measurement Using the Aero S and Mastersizer 3000 for Small Quantities of Dry Powders

Particle Size Measurement Using the Aero S and Mastersizer 3000 for Small Quantities of Dry Powders

Industries such as pharmaceuticals routinely perform particle size measurements as a critical-to-quality attribute for the product. Dispersion is crucial for any particle size measurement and wet and dry are the two major methods used in laser diffraction systems. [More]
Advantages of Thermoplastic Bulk Molding Compound for Compression Molding of Composite Parts

Advantages of Thermoplastic Bulk Molding Compound for Compression Molding of Composite Parts

Many different fabrication processes are available to make advanced composite structures. However, the available options begin to narrow if highly intricate components with superior performance need to be produced at higher volume production rates. [More]
Reducing Wire Bond Failures Using Plasma Clean

Reducing Wire Bond Failures Using Plasma Clean

Experts in wire bonding have written several books and articles on the subject, with a passing reference to plasma treatment as a way to impact the bonding process or the bond’s long-term reliability. [More]
Advancements in Multi-Detector GPC/SEC – An Interview With Mark Pothecary

Advancements in Multi-Detector GPC/SEC – An Interview With Mark Pothecary

AZoM talks to Mark Pothecary, Product Manager for size exclusion chromatography products at Malvern Instruments, about the new OMNISEC gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) platform. [More]
Accurate Measurement of the Ratios of Biodiesel Blends

Accurate Measurement of the Ratios of Biodiesel Blends

A common fuel commodity, biodiesel is mainly used as a blending component with diesel fuel. Fuel terminals, distributors, and regulatory agencies have to pay close attention to the concentration of biodiesel in the diesel fuel so as to ensure that it meets regulatory limits. [More]

Selecting Gasket Materials that Meet ASTM Standards for Rubber

ASTM International standards enable manufacturers to design and develop products with performance, reliability and quality to meet established requirements. The standards also help technical buyers and engineers to decide on which products should be used. [More]