Article - 31 Oct 2003
The Fraunhofer Institute of Silica Research have embedded small diameter piezoelectric fibres into a polymer matrix to make sensors that can record mechanical loads in three directions. Posted August...
Article - 30 Jul 2002
Ti6Al4V is an alpha-beta alloy and the most widely used of all the titanium alloys. Ti6Al4V ELI is also briefly described.
Article - 18 Feb 2002
So, what do you do when it comes time to replace old capacitors no longer available. This article tells you what you need to know and explains things like test voltage, safety margins, dissipation...
Article - 8 Feb 2002
Capacitors are defined, their history briefly traced and construction outlined. Different types of capcitors such as insert tab and extended foil are distinguished. Basic usage configuations are also...
Article - 18 Dec 2001
Dysprosium (Dy) is a chemical element belonging to the actinide series. In 1950, Spedding and colleagues isolated the element using techniques like metallographic reduction and ion-exchange...
Article - 4 Dec 2001
HTS wires can potentially increase power density, quality and reliability in electrical power systems. The benefits to society are enormous. Benefits, future demands and HTS applications in power...
Article - 1 Aug 2001
Grain boundaries play an important role in the electrical behaviour of some materials. Control of grain boundaries can influence how well a material performs. A method for measuring the structure of...
Article - 9 Feb 2001
Boron Carbide (B4C) is one of the hardest materials known to man. As such, many of its applications revolve around its wear resistance including such uses as abrasives and nozzles. It also has some...
Article - 7 Feb 2001
Bronzes (sometimes called phosphor bronzes) are alloys of copper and tin. While best known for their historical value they are used for self lubricating bearings, pumps, valves, electrical contacts...
Article - 28 Feb 2002
The unique properties of buckytubes can be attributed in part to their structure. The structure of these materials, naming conventions and properties of different tube types are described. Buckytube...