Article - 23 Aug 2001
Gobel mirrors are special mirrors designed for the reflection of x-rays. Produced using pulsed laser deposition they have advantages such as increased primary intensity, more forgiving in the area of...
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 - 19 Aug 2004
Magnesium alloys have been growing in popularity in recent times. Casting processes and the main magnesium alloys used for casting are outlined. Considerations for die casting of magnesium alloys are...
Article - 23 Jul 2001
Ancient Chinese and Hindus were familiar with mercury (Hg). The metal was also found in Egyptian tombs of 1500 BC. Mercury rarely occurs as such in nature.
Article - 7 Mar 2001
Smart coatings provide an optimal response to an external stimulus. They have potential applications in building windows for thermal/UV control, wear and corrosion and aerospace. Also covered are...
Article - 13 Mar 2020
This article is a guide to choosing the correct mirror for an optical system.
Article - 26 Sep 2017
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a new type of optical telescope capable of viewing a wider area of night sky than ever before.
Article - 11 Jul 2014
The next generation of large scale telescopes will need durable mirrors that are highly reflective, uniform and have more than 8m substrate diameters.
Article - 13 Jun 2013
Synchrotron light sources have become an essential tool for researchers in materials, life sciences, semiconductors and other fields.
Article - 24 Mar 2014
A Fourier Transform InfraRed (FT-IR) spectrometer is a device that collects broadband NIR to FIR spectra.