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Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
Successful launch for pilot plant
Akzo Nobel's Base Chemicals business has successfully launched the first phase of a pilot hydrogen power plant with project partner NedStack.
Eka Chemicals' site in Norway has been presented with an award in recognition of successful safety work
Employees at Eka Chemicals' Mo i Rana site in Norway have been presented with an award in recognition of their successful safety work.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
Successful launch for pilot plant
Akzo Nobel's Base Chemicals business has successfully launched the first phase of a pilot hydrogen power plant with project partner NedStack.
Eka Chemicals' site in Norway has been presented with an award in recognition of successful safety work
Employees at Eka Chemicals' Mo i Rana site in Norway have been presented with an award in recognition of their successful safety work.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
Successful launch for pilot plant
Akzo Nobel's Base Chemicals business has successfully launched the first phase of a pilot hydrogen power plant with project partner NedStack.
Eka Chemicals' site in Norway has been presented with an award in recognition of successful safety work
Employees at Eka Chemicals' Mo i Rana site in Norway have been presented with an award in recognition of their successful safety work.
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
New miniaturised ultra-long-life elcaps with green electrolyte save space in power applications
The latest ultra-long-life aluminium electrolytic capacitors from BCcomponents offer higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes than previous devices, as well as featuring a more environmentally friendly
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
New miniaturised ultra-long-life elcaps with green electrolyte save space in power applications
The latest ultra-long-life aluminium electrolytic capacitors from BCcomponents offer higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes than previous devices, as well as featuring a more environmentally friendly
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
New miniaturised ultra-long-life elcaps with green electrolyte save space in power applications
The latest ultra-long-life aluminium electrolytic capacitors from BCcomponents offer higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes than previous devices, as well as featuring a more environmentally friendly
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
New miniaturised ultra-long-life elcaps with green electrolyte save space in power applications
The latest ultra-long-life aluminium electrolytic capacitors from BCcomponents offer higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes than previous devices, as well as featuring a more environmentally friendly
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
New miniaturised ultra-long-life elcaps with green electrolyte save space in power applications
The latest ultra-long-life aluminium electrolytic capacitors from BCcomponents offer higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes than previous devices, as well as featuring a more environmentally friendly
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
New plastics that resemble PVC, without chlorine
Even non-chemists know at least the abbreviations of those nasty substances: DDT is a highly persistent insecticide, CFCs used as propellants and refrigerants destroy atmospheric ozone, and PVC stands for plastics often regarded with suspicion.
New miniaturised ultra-long-life elcaps with green electrolyte save space in power applications
The latest ultra-long-life aluminium electrolytic capacitors from BCcomponents offer higher capacitance values in smaller case sizes than previous devices, as well as featuring a more environmentally friendly
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Case biomedical engineers develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels in diabetics
It's a good thing that the son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day, at least for the sake of science.
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Case biomedical engineers develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels in diabetics
It's a good thing that the son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day, at least for the sake of science.
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Case biomedical engineers develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels in diabetics
It's a good thing that the son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day, at least for the sake of science.
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Researchers discover possible new mechanism for high blood pressure
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be one reason why some people have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings are published in the February issue of the Jou
Genetic differences that prevent tiny blood vessels from relaxing may be reason why some people have high blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against artery walls. Nearly one in four adults in the United States are estimated to have above-normal blood pressure. The condition is most common in African Americans and the elderly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases risk for stro
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel c
ABB's integrated power solution for giant aluminum plant
ABB is supplying a complete integrated power solution, including process-critical rectifiers, unique rectifier control systems and award-winning current sensors, for the biggest aluminum potline ever built.
Vishay announces the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Vishay's new aluminum capacitors achieve maximum impedance at 100 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
A new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance for Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced a new family of surface-mount aluminum capacitors with very low impedance, high ripple current, long useful life, and solderability under lead (Pb)-free conditions. The new 150 CRZ capacitors are also compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Haz
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Supercapacitors - graphene active electrodes well ahead of today’s lithium-ion batteries
An IDTechEx report gives a general overview on supercapacitors and tabulates chemistries and activities by company, with pie charts of technology adoption by number of manufacturers and forecasts. It explains where supercapacitors are already replacing lithium-ion batteries and why.
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Electrolytic stainless steel weld cleaner works on both MIG and TIG welds
Inverter Fusion announceds the Fusion Clean stainless steel weld cleaning and polishing machine. It uses electrolytic cleaning technology, said to be a safe, environmentally friendly and quick option for cleaning
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Tooling costs and quality of high volume packaging improved by Keronite process
Applied to tooling for plastic packaging, the Keronite Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) advanced surface treatment process is enabling manufacturers of consumer products and their plastic packaging to get a ra
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
EBA 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth back in operation
Electrolytic coating line 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth, which was badly damaged by fire on September 14, 2005, has been put back into operation. Following the fire, a reconstruction strategy had to be drawn up whic
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Case biomedical engineers develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels in diabetics
It's a good thing that the son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day, at least for the sake of science.
Rohm and Haas has announced several changes to its North American and European business
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New Generation-F designed to lower chamber cleaning cost of ownership
BOC Edwards, a leading supplier of materials, equipment and services to the flat panel display manufacturing industry, announced today the launch of the Generation-F 1600, a new addition to its family of on-site fluorine generators. The Generation-F 1600 will be introduced at FPD TAIWAN 2005.
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Changes to strengthen the company
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Supercapacitors - graphene active electrodes well ahead of today’s lithium-ion batteries
An IDTechEx report gives a general overview on supercapacitors and tabulates chemistries and activities by company, with pie charts of technology adoption by number of manufacturers and forecasts. It explains where supercapacitors are already replacing lithium-ion batteries and why.
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Electrolytic stainless steel weld cleaner works on both MIG and TIG welds
Inverter Fusion announceds the Fusion Clean stainless steel weld cleaning and polishing machine. It uses electrolytic cleaning technology, said to be a safe, environmentally friendly and quick option for cleaning
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Tooling costs and quality of high volume packaging improved by Keronite process
Applied to tooling for plastic packaging, the Keronite Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) advanced surface treatment process is enabling manufacturers of consumer products and their plastic packaging to get a ra
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
EBA 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth back in operation
Electrolytic coating line 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth, which was badly damaged by fire on September 14, 2005, has been put back into operation. Following the fire, a reconstruction strategy had to be drawn up whic
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Case biomedical engineers develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels in diabetics
It's a good thing that the son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day, at least for the sake of science.
Rohm and Haas has announced several changes to its North American and European business
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New Generation-F designed to lower chamber cleaning cost of ownership
BOC Edwards, a leading supplier of materials, equipment and services to the flat panel display manufacturing industry, announced today the launch of the Generation-F 1600, a new addition to its family of on-site fluorine generators. The Generation-F 1600 will be introduced at FPD TAIWAN 2005.
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Changes to strengthen the company
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Supercapacitors - graphene active electrodes well ahead of today’s lithium-ion batteries
An IDTechEx report gives a general overview on supercapacitors and tabulates chemistries and activities by company, with pie charts of technology adoption by number of manufacturers and forecasts. It explains where supercapacitors are already replacing lithium-ion batteries and why.
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Electrolytic stainless steel weld cleaner works on both MIG and TIG welds
Inverter Fusion announceds the Fusion Clean stainless steel weld cleaning and polishing machine. It uses electrolytic cleaning technology, said to be a safe, environmentally friendly and quick option for cleaning
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Tooling costs and quality of high volume packaging improved by Keronite process
Applied to tooling for plastic packaging, the Keronite Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) advanced surface treatment process is enabling manufacturers of consumer products and their plastic packaging to get a ra
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
EBA 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth back in operation
Electrolytic coating line 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth, which was badly damaged by fire on September 14, 2005, has been put back into operation. Following the fire, a reconstruction strategy had to be drawn up whic
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Case biomedical engineers develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels in diabetics
It's a good thing that the son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day, at least for the sake of science.
Rohm and Haas has announced several changes to its North American and European business
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New Generation-F designed to lower chamber cleaning cost of ownership
BOC Edwards, a leading supplier of materials, equipment and services to the flat panel display manufacturing industry, announced today the launch of the Generation-F 1600, a new addition to its family of on-site fluorine generators. The Generation-F 1600 will be introduced at FPD TAIWAN 2005.
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Changes to strengthen the company
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature
Supercapacitors - graphene active electrodes well ahead of today’s lithium-ion batteries
An IDTechEx report gives a general overview on supercapacitors and tabulates chemistries and activities by company, with pie charts of technology adoption by number of manufacturers and forecasts. It explains where supercapacitors are already replacing lithium-ion batteries and why.
Low cost titanium powder opens door for 3D printing automotive parts
For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing revolution has focused on the use of plastics - cheap feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because ti
Carbon nanotubes improve energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries
Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery’s electrodes produced a significant increase - up to tenfold - in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, c
Using constant current control for metal purification
In the vast world of power supply applications, there are two main categories for regulating the power applied to the load. The first is constant voltage, where the control loop maintains a constant voltage to varying load current demands. The second, constant current, is where the current is mainta
Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to play major part in ending traffic pollution
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap, compiled by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and partly funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisa
Electrolytic stainless steel weld cleaner works on both MIG and TIG welds
Inverter Fusion announceds the Fusion Clean stainless steel weld cleaning and polishing machine. It uses electrolytic cleaning technology, said to be a safe, environmentally friendly and quick option for cleaning
Preventing wear in electronics production
In a solution to clamp damage in PCB production, the damaged clamps migrate in a circular path within the production facility as if on a carousel. And, like the PCBs that they hold, a new thin layer of copper is plated onto them.
Electrolyte containing nanocrystals raises fuel cell efficiency
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficienc
Electrolyte suitable for thin-film printing set to revolutionise battery construction
A company in Orlando, Florida, USA, called Planar Energy, is about to complete a pilot production line that could eventually lead to smaller, cheaper, more powerful batteries for consumer electronics. Planar has discovered a solid
Tooling costs and quality of high volume packaging improved by Keronite process
Applied to tooling for plastic packaging, the Keronite Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) advanced surface treatment process is enabling manufacturers of consumer products and their plastic packaging to get a ra
Chameleon-like
A new material created by research scientists can rapidly shrink or swell to change the colour of light that it scatters.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
GE Global research to lead DOE projects inpProduction of Hydrogen
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that it was selected by the Department of Energy to lead $11 million of research projects in the development of hydrogen as a fuel source. The programs are focused on near and long term solutions for
Alcan to build aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant
Alcan will build a US$180 million aluminum spent pot lining recycling plant in Quebec
Alcan completes acquisition of Cathode Business in France
Alcan has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent stake of Carbone Savoie, and certain related technology and equipment, from GrafTech International Ltd. for US$135 million less certain price adjustments.
Alcan launches breakthrough aluminum technology initiative in France
Alcan is launching a research and development initiative centered in France and focused on its leading AP series aluminum smelting technology. This is part of Alcan
EBA 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth back in operation
Electrolytic coating line 2 in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth, which was badly damaged by fire on September 14, 2005, has been put back into operation. Following the fire, a reconstruction strategy had to be drawn up whic
Replacing platinum with non-precious metal composite could reduce cost of hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something called a heteroatomic-polymer structure, instead of platinum materials t
Brookhaven Lab and Gould Electronics develop new materials for building better batteries
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has joined with Gould Electronics, Inc., to create more efficient, more environmentally friendly batteries. Developed about a decade ago, light-weight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used today in laptop computers and cellular
Scientists discover formula for long-life rechargeable batteries
If you're tired of cell phones and laptops that quickly lose their charge, or worse, their ability to be recharged, help may be on the way from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. There, BNL scientists James Reilly, Gordana Adzic, John Johnson, Thomas Vogt, and James McBr
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
Battery powers tiny, implants that aid neurological disorders
A new miniature battery is powering tiny, implantable devices that could help millions who suffer from a variety of neurological disorders, such as urinary urge incontinence.
Argonne research could lead to cooler aluminum production
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and NorandaFalconbridge, Inc. are developing a way to produce aluminum at significantly reduced temperatures. The collaborative research effort could eventually lead to significant reductions in the energy costs and emissions
Argonne researchers becoming nation's experts in lithium-battery technology
Next-generation soldiers will wear vests with a battery to power the many high-tech devices that modern soldiers use in battle. Argonne, the nation's expert in lithium battery research, is developing the materials and cell chemistry for that battery.
PH sensor with new pHaser reference technology for accuracy in low-conductivity pH Measurements
Emerson Process Management today introduced the all-new Rosemount Analytical Model 3200HP pH sensor with pHaser reference technology. This innovative technology eliminates junction potential by controlling the flow of reference
Emerson introduces new generation of high temperature pH sensors
Emerson Process Management today introduced a new generation of high temperature sensors designed specifically for increased sensor life and greater performance in elevated temperature applications. The new generation PERpH-X line of Rosemount Analytical Models 3300HT and 3400HT high temperature pH
Case biomedical engineers develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels in diabetics
It's a good thing that the son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day, at least for the sake of science.
Rohm and Haas has announced several changes to its North American and European business
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Sandia
Sandia researcher Blake Simmons prepares a polymer microfluidic device, known as iDEP, for use as a particle concentrator. iDEP can deliver detectable amounts of material in small sample volumes, eliminating any need for overnight culturing and significantly speeding up overall water analysis.
Batteries could soon replace standard nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles
As part of the Department of Energy-funded FreedomCAR program, Sandia National Laboratories
Researchers collaborate to understand phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability
Two researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to understand several key phenomena that control hydrogen-fueled PEM (proton exchange membrane or polymer
Vishay's new RoHS-compliant SMD aluminum capacitors enable operation up to 125
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of a new surface-mount aluminum capacitor series designed to provide capacitance values up to 680
Sandia polymer electrolyte membrane brings goal of a high temperature PEM fuel cell closer
A new type of polymer electrolyte membrane is being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy
Electrochemical Microstructuring, a new tool for three dimensional micromachining
Miniaturization of mechanical parts and complete machines has been identified as a future technology. For example, very small gearwheels might find application in medical tools as well as in sensors. However, the fabrication of small parts of dimension in micrometer is still a challenge. Scientists
New Generation-F designed to lower chamber cleaning cost of ownership
BOC Edwards, a leading supplier of materials, equipment and services to the flat panel display manufacturing industry, announced today the launch of the Generation-F 1600, a new addition to its family of on-site fluorine generators. The Generation-F 1600 will be introduced at FPD TAIWAN 2005.
New products for companion and farm animals presented to 1,400 veterinarians
It is not easy to recognize whether a cat has worms or not. Even the cleanest felines are not able to protect themselves against these parasites. That is why every cat needs human help to administer medication once in three months.
Innovative design from Entratech Systems resists corrosion in new long-life coolants
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is
designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
Changes to strengthen the company
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Circuit Board Technologies, a leading innovator and supplier of metallization and imaging materials for the printed circuit board industry, has announced several changes to its North American and European business. These changes will further strengthen the compan
Stationary fuel cells that use natural gas one step closer
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a material that would allow hospitals or other independent facilities to generate electricity from stationary fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Technology will be the first in the industry to integrate a corrosion analyzer with a process simulator
Honeywell today announced an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems, Inc. that enables process engineers to have access to the industry
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enh
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
New battery technology helps stimulate nerves
With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists, and patients, are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders.
Fuel cells will power new Virginia Tech hands-on learning project
The Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council is providing $4,300 to the 2004-2005 engineering freshmen for a new hands-on laboratory that introduces them to the operation and applications of fuel cells as an alternative power source. The money will purchase equipment for hydrogen generation and stor
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
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