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Metallography of Thermal Spray Coatings

Metallography of Thermal Spray Coatings

In the early 1900s, thermal spraying techniques were developed where zinc is used for metalizing substrates to protect them from corrosion. [More]
Different Types of 2D Materials

Different Types of 2D Materials

2D materials are those that are made up entirely of their surface and are often only a single-atom thick. Not only are these new materials emerging at a relatively quick pace but they can be quite distinct. For example, the material can be highly flexible and porous as well as rigid and strong.Finding a Viable Processing Method for Graphene and Other 2D Materials [More]
Differences Between BioPrinting and 3D Printing

Differences Between BioPrinting and 3D Printing

3D printing is a well-known concept, and it is the ability to use digital instructions to manufacture specific shapes and forms in ceramics, plastics, polymers, metal alloys, and other materials. Bio-printing is a form of 3D printing involving cells and tissues. [More]
Analyzing Cyanide in Wastewater Samples Generated During Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Hydrocracking Operations

Analyzing Cyanide in Wastewater Samples Generated During Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Hydrocracking Operations

An important process carried out globally in refineries is fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), which involves converting high molecular weight and low-value feedstocks such as coker gas oil, tar sands oil, and shale oil into high-value products by “cracking” the C-C bonds. [More]
Free Cyanide Analysis in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Wastewater Samples

Free Cyanide Analysis in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Wastewater Samples

Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is a water soluble compound with high toxicity. When it comes into contact with mucous membranes, such as gills, and skin of the aquatic animals, it is easily absorbed and reaches the bloodstream. [More]
Optimizing Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) for High Volume Manufacturing - An Interview with Dan Downey

Optimizing Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) for High Volume Manufacturing - An Interview with Dan Downey

AZoM spoke to Dan Downey, of Mustang Vacuum Systems, about how they have optimized the PVD process, the benefits it delivers to manufacturers and how simple it is to integrate into existing production lines. [More]

Hyperspectral Imaging of Perovskites using Photoluminescence and Transmittance Measurements

Low stability and inferior current life time are the major drawbacks of this new star of photovoltaics. Their current life time is roughly 2000 solar peak hours as opposed to the ~52 000 hours of silicon. In-depth knowledge about their photophysics is crucial for their commercialization. [More]

Improving the Effectiveness of Laser Heat Treatment with Laser Beam Profiling

The efficiency of the laser heat treatment method can be enhanced by recognizing the uniformity of intensity of the laser beam, beam shape, and the cleanliness of the delivery optics. [More]
Future Materials for Aerospace

Future Materials for Aerospace

In April, Grand View Research underscored just how big the aerospace materials market is becoming in a report that stated the aerospace plastics market alone will reach nearly $12 billion by 2022. [More]
Commercializing Multi-Angle Light Scattering Instruments - An Interview with Philip Wyatt

Commercializing Multi-Angle Light Scattering Instruments - An Interview with Philip Wyatt

In this interview, Philip Wyatt of Wyatt Technology talks about the development of multi-angle light scattering technology, the inception of the company, and what it's like to run a family business at the cutting edge of the analytical instrumentation industry. [More]