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Research Suggests Upper Layer of High-Performance Solar Cells Contains Tiny Pinholes

Research Suggests Upper Layer of High-Performance Solar Cells Contains Tiny Pinholes

A research team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University have discovered a significant problem in the next-generation solar cells being developed. The top layer of these solar cells are covered with tiny pinholes. [More]
New Handheld Thickness Gauging Tool from Advanced Photonix

New Handheld Thickness Gauging Tool from Advanced Photonix

Advanced Photonix, Inc. announced today that a new handheld thickness gauging tool, the T-Gauge® SPG, is now available for purchase. The SPG is used to measure the thickness of single or multiple layers with the pull of a trigger. The tool can be used for coating layer thickness, multi-layer plastic products and non-conductive composite structures, performing quality control inspection. [More]
Analytik Jena Multi EA ® 5000 Enables Fast, Reliable Determination of Chlorine in Crude Oil

Analytik Jena Multi EA ® 5000 Enables Fast, Reliable Determination of Chlorine in Crude Oil

The fast and reliable determination of chlorine in crude oil and related matrices is important for refineries. The chlorine content in crude oil and its fractions is the main reason of corrosion, which causes considerable damage to pipelines and tanks and leads to catalyst poisoning. [More]
Agilent Offers Certified Vials for Ensuring Reliable Sample Containment

Agilent Offers Certified Vials for Ensuring Reliable Sample Containment

Reliable containment of samples is crucial and the integrity, cleanliness and consistency of vials is critical for accurate analysis. Many analysts think of vials as simple components that do not affect results which is an easy mistake to make…until something goes wrong. [More]
Genevac Releases SampleGenie 4 for Direct Concentration of Large Sample Volumes into Vials

Genevac Releases SampleGenie 4 for Direct Concentration of Large Sample Volumes into Vials

SampleGenie 4 is the latest version of Genevac’s unique technology for direct concentration of large sample volumes into vials, designed for use in the Rocket Synergy Evaporator. [More]
Researchers at the University of Rochester Create Super-Hydrophobic Metals Using Laser Technique

Researchers at the University of Rochester Create Super-Hydrophobic Metals Using Laser Technique

A research team from the University of Rochester have successfully used lasers in order to produce super-hydrophobic metals without the use of conventional temporary coating techniques. [More]
IPC APEX EXPO : CyberOptics to Introduce SQ3000™ 3D Automated Optical Inspection System

IPC APEX EXPO : CyberOptics to Introduce SQ3000™ 3D Automated Optical Inspection System

CyberOptics® Corporation announces that it will launch the new SQ3000™ 3D AOI system in Booth #3332 at the IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 24-26, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.Alongside the newSQ3000™ 3D AOI, the booth will also feature CX150i automated conformal coating inspection system and SE600 premier 3D SPI system. [More]
Researchers Work on Development of Materials that are Ductile in Arctic Conditions

Researchers Work on Development of Materials that are Ductile in Arctic Conditions

Studies reveal that 13% of remaining oil and 30% of remaining gas reserves are located around the Arctic regions, causing the oil industry to move north to lay claims on it. This would mean producing oil and gas between 40-60° below zero. Therefore, one of the current key requirements is the speedy development of materials that can resist these extreme conditions. [More]
NASA's Langley to Test Composite Multi-Bay Box Delivered by Super Guppy Plane

NASA's Langley to Test Composite Multi-Bay Box Delivered by Super Guppy Plane

NASA’s Super Guppy plane has hauled a huge composite fuselage cross-section from Long Beach, California to the Langley Research Center in Virginia for testing. This plane resembles a giant fish and is based at the Houston facility of NASA's Johnson Space Center. [More]

Revolution in Strain Measurement from Instron

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, announces the newest advanced video extensometer, the AVE 2, that conforms to the most rigorous testing standards, such as ISO 527, ASTM D3039, and ASTM D638. [More]
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