Article - 30 May 2003
The plasma impulse chemical vapour deposition process is a modification on the standard CVD process. The process is useful for deposition scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings onto plastics....
Article - 7 Feb 2002
Outlined are some simple and practical tests that can be used for the identification of grades and types of stainless steel. The tests are inexpensive and non-destructive but do have some limitations...
Article - 8 Jan 2002
While stainless steels are often used for their corrosion resistance, they do in fact suffer from corrosion under certain circumstances. Modes such as pitting, crevice, stress corrosion cracking,...
Article - 2 Jan 2002
Stainless steels are heat treated for a variety of reasons. Treatments include annealing, hardening and stress relieving. They are used to restore desirable properties e.g. corrosion resistance to...
Article - 25 Sep 2001
Silicones are polymers with a Si-O-Si backbone. There are different types depending on functional groups in the structure and curing mechanisms. Key properties include thermal stability, chemical...
Article - 7 Aug 2001
Rare earth magnets produce fluxes much higher than traditional magnets of comparable size. Such magnets are based on samarium and neodymium compounds. Applications include automotive,...
Article - 11 Apr 2001
This article looks at technologies that have been used for displays for video output. The materials and technologies associated with emerging technologies such as LCD's, PDP's, FED's are described as...
Article - 19 Dec 2017
Terminals finished with Nickel-Palladium-Gold (Ni-Pd-Au), a common terminal plating finish, are considered to be susceptible to corrosion - especially in outdoor environment applications.
Article - 24 Oct 2017
Ultrasonic imaging applications are being driven to greater frequencies. Extremely high frequency ultrasonic imaging systems, important for enhanced diagnostic applications in ophthalmology and...
Article - 8 Aug 2017
Graphite is a soft, slippery, greyish-black material that has a metallic luster. It is opaque to light and is a good conductor of electricity and heat.