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Use of Optical Microscopy for the Investigation of Dried Milk Powders under Varying Humidity Conditions

Use of Optical Microscopy for the Investigation of Dried Milk Powders under Varying Humidity Conditions

The effects of humidity are evident in the stability and shelf-life of a variety of materials, formulations, and processing behaviour, especially food materials. [More]
The Role of Humidity in Hindering the Development of MEMS

The Role of Humidity in Hindering the Development of MEMS

With the aspects of miniaturization and improved functionality, MEMS paves way for new developments in virtually all areas of technology. [More]
Observing Mesoporous Structure Collapse as a Result of Water Vapor by GenRH with Mcell and FT-IR

Observing Mesoporous Structure Collapse as a Result of Water Vapor by GenRH with Mcell and FT-IR

Mesoporous silicas have been the key research area since their first production by Mobil scientists in 1991. [More]
How Moisture Affects Microscopy and Materials

How Moisture Affects Microscopy and Materials

The effect of moisture is evident in a variety of materials used in research areas and industries. Microscopy is one of the common tools used in the characterization of moisture effect. [More]
Studying Material Physical Properties over a Range of Temperatures and Humidity Conditions

Studying Material Physical Properties over a Range of Temperatures and Humidity Conditions

The effect of atmospheric moisture or humidity on all types of solid and liquid substances under the sun is unavoidable without appropriate protection, affecting the performance and stability of materials. [More]
How to Maximise and Streamline your Thermal Processing Operations with Advanced Controls Technology

How to Maximise and Streamline your Thermal Processing Operations with Advanced Controls Technology

For production of high-quality products, it is necessary to have precise control over the thermal processing operations of the heat treatment equipment to deliver the ideal performance. [More]
The Use of Dielectric Cure Monitoring in Manufacturing: an Interview with Huan Lee

The Use of Dielectric Cure Monitoring in Manufacturing: an Interview with Huan Lee

Huan Lee, Co-Founder of Lambient Technologies LLC, talks to AZoM.com about Dielectric Cure Monitoring and how it is used in industry. [More]
Determination of Cure Times in Near-UV Cured Gel Nail Polish

Determination of Cure Times in Near-UV Cured Gel Nail Polish

This article discusses testing of the base gel for a nail polish system cured by near-ultraviolet light. A typical gel nail polish comprises the application of a base gel, followed by color gel and top gel onto the fingernail. [More]
Measuring the Curing Behaviour of Sheet/Bulk Molding Compound Using a Dielectric Cure Monitor

Measuring the Curing Behaviour of Sheet/Bulk Molding Compound Using a Dielectric Cure Monitor

This article discusses the curing behavior of Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), presenting data for log(ion viscosity) and slope of log(ion viscosity) that represent the state of cure. [More]
Testing Repeatability and Temperature Effects on Cure Rates in Carbon Fiber Prepreg

Testing Repeatability and Temperature Effects on Cure Rates in Carbon Fiber Prepreg

This article discusses the testing of carbon fiber reinforced prepreg (CFRP) samples obtained from a single batch for reproducibility and temperature effect on cure rate. [More]