Article - 17 Jan 2010
Structural integrity is concerned with determining and predicting the performance, failure, durability and safety of the component fabricated from the material that is subjected to a range of...
Article - 29 Dec 2006
Six quaternary alloys Al-6Si-3Cu-xMg were produced by melt spinning using two different tangential speeds of the copper wheel and characterized using optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron...
Article - 7 Apr 2006
The use of Titanium Boron Aluminium grain refiners in castings helps improve die filling and mass feeding, to counteract solidification shrinkage. This results in an improved distribution of porosity,...
Article - 13 Feb 2003
After carbon, Silicon is the most abundant element on earth, the abundance being 277,000 ppm. Silicon is generally present as a silicate, these being found in many rocks, clays and soils.
Article - 4 May 2001
These alloys are light weight, high strength and cheaper than zirconium containing nagnesium alloys. They find applications in the aeropsace, automotive industries as well as electronics, sporting...
Article - 21 Jan 2014
Silicon (Si) is widely used in the production ICs and solar cells. Although many different technologies are used in the latest developments, lithography is the traditional technique to fabricate the...
Article - 25 Oct 2005
Electrical characteristics of ohmic contacts on p-type 4H-SiC semiconductor substrates were studied for the environmental sensor applications. The results of the contact properties are strongly...
Article - 8 Jul 2008
This research is focused on the formation of the Si-F reduced species from solid precursor (stage I) in the HYSYCVD method. The aim of this work has been to study the thermodynamics and kinetics of...
Article - 20 Sep 2005
Porous Si3N4 ceramics with different pore morphologies have been fabricated, utilizing organic whiskers and starch as the fugitive agents. The effect of the various pore types on mechanical...
Article - 24 Apr 2012
It is imperative that silicon substrates for solar cell applications meet precise technical requirements. This article shows the technological advantages of using 3D metrology for quality control of...