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Freeman Technology Publishes New White Paper Examining Mechanisms Of Powder Caking

Freeman Technology Publishes New White Paper Examining Mechanisms Of Powder Caking

Freeman Technology has published a new white paper that describes extensive experimental studies examining the multiple mechanisms that lead to powder caking. Caking is a routinely encountered problem within powder handling applications which compromises productivity and increases waste. [More]
NPL and University of Manchester Collaborate to Accelerate Commercialization of Graphene

NPL and University of Manchester Collaborate to Accelerate Commercialization of Graphene

The University of Manchester and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have announced an agreement to speed up the commercialization of graphene and move the material into practical applications. [More]
XEI Scientific Launches the Revolutionary Evactron EP Plasma Cleaning System for Physicists and Materials Scientists who Build and use Their Own Vacuum Systems

XEI Scientific Launches the Revolutionary Evactron EP Plasma Cleaning System for Physicists and Materials Scientists who Build and use Their Own Vacuum Systems

XEI Scientific Inc. announces the release of the Evactron® EP at the annual meeting of the American Vacuum Society in Baltimore, MD. This provides a new approach to plasma cleaning designed for those in the physics and materials science communities building and using custom-designed vacuum systems. [More]
Impure Particles in Turbulent Flow May Move in an ‘Impossible’ Direction

Impure Particles in Turbulent Flow May Move in an ‘Impossible’ Direction

In a study published in the Physical Review Letters journal, researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) have shown the possibility of negative turbophoresis phenomenon. The movement of impure particles or dust in a turbulent flow, in an "impossible" direction is considered as the negative turbophoresis phenomenon. [More]
Sodium-Based Metal Hydride Material Could Enhance Rechargeable Battery Performance

Sodium-Based Metal Hydride Material Could Enhance Rechargeable Battery Performance

An international team of scientists have discovered a safe sodium-based material which could be used as a cost-effective alternative to the lithium-based conductors currently used in rechargeable batteries. [More]
Hollow Aluminium Oxide Sphere Coating Protects Components from Heat and Oxidation

Hollow Aluminium Oxide Sphere Coating Protects Components from Heat and Oxidation

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT have developed a novel, cost-effective coating technique using micro-scaled conjoined hollow aluminium oxide spheres to protect components against heat and oxidation. Steam and gas turbines, reactors, temperature sensors, waste incinerator generators and combustion chambers are subjected to temperatures as high as 1000°C, and the new coating technology will benefit in these applications. [More]
Nanoporous Molybdenum Disulfide Film for Hydrogen Catalysis and Energy Storage

Nanoporous Molybdenum Disulfide Film for Hydrogen Catalysis and Energy Storage

Scientists at chemist James Tour’s lab at Rice University have discovered a cost-effective method to create flexible films of molybdenum disulfide for hydrogen catalysis and energy storage applications. [More]
Iron-Based Superconductor Simulations Help Predict Spin Dynamics

Iron-Based Superconductor Simulations Help Predict Spin Dynamics

Rutgers University researchers have predicted spin dynamics using new electronic structure algorithms and the power of the Titan supercomputer. This development could aid in finding out new materials that have superconducting properties. [More]
Toyota and Brookhaven Lab to Explore Chemical Reactions of Mg Batteries

Toyota and Brookhaven Lab to Explore Chemical Reactions of Mg Batteries

Toyota is collaborating with the Brookhaven National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the molecular structure and monitor chemical reactions in rechargeable magnesium batteries. Mg batteries are considered as an ideal candidate for replacing the existing Li ion batteries due to the abundance of Mg and its greater storage capacity. Lithium ion batteries have a lot of limitations in cost, durability and energy density and are not ideal for large-scale uses such as in electric or hybrid vehicles. [More]
Researchers Analyze Atomic-Scale Electronic and Structural Degradation in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers Analyze Atomic-Scale Electronic and Structural Degradation in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have performed three studies on the electrochemical reactions that occur in nickel, cobalt, and aluminum (NCA) lithium-ion batteries. They studied average material morphologies as well as atomic-scale asymmetries to analyze the electronic and structural and degradations of these batteries. [More]