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Month: August 2019

Plasmonic nanoparticle-based epoxy photocuring: A deeper look

Abstract: Many epoxy adhesives require high temperatures to bond composite materials. However, oven heating severely restricts what may be attached or enclosed within composite material-based structures and greatly limits the possibilities for repair. Inspired by initial reports of photothermal epoxy curing using plasmonic nanoparticles, we examine how laser-illuminated Au nanoparticles embedded within high-temperature epoxy films …

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Advancing knowledge of electrochemically generated lithium microstructure and performance decay of lithium ion battery by synchrotron X-ray tomography

Abstract: An intrinsic knowledge gap between current understandings obtained experimentally and the underlying working or degradation mechanisms of rechargeable lithium batteries still remains, giving direct rise to application challenges, e.g., safety issues, predicaments in identifying performance-aging factors and dilemmas in guiding further research directions. Against this background, non-destructive and three-dimensional (synchrotron) X-ray tomography that guarantees …

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A universal method for large-yield and high-concentration exfoliation of two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets

Abstract: Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) is an ultra-wide bandgap insulating material, which possesses a graphite-like layered structure, and the two-dimensional (2D) hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets (hBNNS), exfoliated from the bulk hBN, have promising applications in electronic packaging and high-power devices, due to the high thermal conductivity, excellent thermal/chemical stability as well as the ultra-wide band …

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Metal–organic frameworks: Structures and functional applications

Abstract: Metalorganic frameworks (MOFs), constructed by organic linkers and metal nodes, are a new class of crystalline porous materials with significant application potentials. Featured with extremely high surface area, large porosity, tunable pore size, and flexible functionality, MOFs have gained extensive explorations as a highly versatile platform for functional applications in many research fields. This …

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GKN Automotive apprentice wins Women in Engineering Award

GKN Automotive employee Melissa Chigubu has reportedly won the 2019 Top 50 Women in Engineering award for current and former apprentices The WE50 awards are curated by the Women’s Engineering Society and seek to honor the best female engineers working in the UK today. Chigubu works in the development of new electric powertrain technologies. She …

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Michigan launches materials research institute

The University of Michigan (U-M) has opened a new institute to integrate materials research across the university. The Michigan Materials Research Institute (MMRI) is funded by the university’s College of Engineering and Office of Research and will allow industry to access its materials science research covering mechanical engineering, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, physics, nuclear engineering, …

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Dates released for October brazing seminars

Wall Colmonoy’sseminar covering brazing and metallurgy will take place in October 2019. Wall Colmonoy says that its seminar covering brazing and metallurgy will take place from 22-24 October 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. This three-day seminar offers knowledge and practical application on: Brazing design Metallurgical aspects/brazing operation Brazing atmosphere and furnace equipment Brazing material selection …

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