Springer’s Journal of Materials Science announced that it has awarded the 2013 Robert W. Cahn Best Paper Prize (Cahn Prize) to “Dislocation controlled wear in single crystal silicon carbide,” by researchers Maneesh Mishra and Izabela Szlufarska of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. [More]
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has just launched a new e-Learning course, Introduction to Metrology, which will make a range of measurement expertise available to trainees through their computers, tablets and smartphones. [More]
Can you use ruby or diamond orifices with WARDJet waterjets? Yes, you can use either. Of course, the next question is which one should be used. That answer depends on the environment the machine will be working in and a number of other issues. [More]
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has announced that its high-speed Express Test option, a recent recipient of the prestigious R&D 100 Award, is compatible with all Nano Indenter G200 stages and DCM II and ... [More]
It has been said that nature provides us with everything that we need. A new study appearing in Springer’s Journal of Materials Science may lend credence to that claim.
Researchers from the Foundry Institute... [More]
Lloyd Instruments has launched a new and improved range of food fixtures for use with the Lloyd TA1 and LS texture analyzer machines. [More]
What do Jell-O, toothpaste, and floating fire-ant rafts have in common? All are so-called "viscoelastic" materials, meaning that they can both resist flow under stress, like honey, and they can bounce back to their original shape when stretched or compressed, like rubber bands. As such, the materials neither behave exactly as solids or exactly as fluids, but as something in between. [More]
Lake Shore Cryotronics will discuss its soon-to-be-released Model 8407 DC Hall effect measurement system (HMS), as well as its other industry-leading materials characterization systems, at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Dec. 1-6 in Boston, Mass. [More]
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, one of the leading global manufacturers of vacuum pumps and systems, signed a contract with a distributor for the Commonwealth of Independent States CIS region.
This contract will be the b... [More]
Composite materials are of increasing interest to physicists. Typically, they are made of electrically conducting elements - such as spherical metallic or elongated carbon particles - embedded in an insulating glass or a polymer matrix. Their controllable electrical resistivity, combined with their light and flexible properties, makes them suited for applications in flexible electronics. [More]