Archive | Materials Science and Analysis

Breakthrough ICP-MS and MP-AES Platforms

Agilent Technologies Inc. recently introduced the 7900 Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) and the 4200 Microwave Plasma – Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES). Newly streamlined operational features make them ideal for a wider range of challenging applications. The 7900 ICP-MS is a complete redesign, sharing a few key components from the 7700 series. It has been engineered and optimised […]

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Precise Imaging

The Horiba LabRAM HR systems provide high spectroscopic resolution and a unique wavelength range capability that offers both great flexibility and high performance. The unique high resolution mode is ideal for subtle band analysis, such as that for phase (crystalline/amorphous) of proteins, weak bonding forces (such as hydrogen bonding) and semiconductor stress measurements. In fact, […]

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Flash Technology

Mettler Toldeo’s Flash DSC1 represents a quantum leap in thermal analysis technology and revolutionises rapid-scanning DSC. The DSC 1 provides heating rates of up to 2400 000 K/min and cooling rates of 240 000 K/min. The signal time constant is 1000 times shorter than that of a conventional DSC. This allows processes that occur in […]

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Insight into Corrosion Phenomena

Corrosion is a process involving the degradation of materials that results in huge economical losses. As corrosion processes are electrochemical in nature and involve two or more reactions, electrochemical techniques using sophisticated instruments are required to study them. The Autolab instruments offer corrosion practitioners a wide array of tools for studying these processes. Modules • […]

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Immersion Coolers Control Temperature for Corrosion Tests

A novel set-up using Julabo immersion coolers to regulate temperature in a closed bath is being used for corrosion-related experiments at the Nuclear Materials Section at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited. Ryno van der Merwe, a metallurgist in the division required a separate cooling device while testing the corrosion rates of various […]

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Getting Ready for Take-off

Fuel system icing inhibitors (FSII) are added to jet fuel to prevent freezing of the water content at flight altitude. Their concentration in water and therefore their freezing point correlates with the refractive index. Jet fuel contains up to 30ppm water. The outside temperature at flight altitude is below -50°C, so icing of water in […]

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Be Prepared for Every Analytical Challenge

  Anatech is excited to announce the inclusion of the Thermo Scientific ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AA range for elemental analyses to their existing product range. The use of Atomic Absorption (AA), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) are the most powerful techniques for the analysis and quantification of trace elements […]

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POLAB Shuttle

The ThyssenKrupp Polysius laboratory automation system, POLAB®, is now available for the minerals, pharmaceuticals and cements industries. Innovative automation solutions and intelligent control systems help minimise raw material costs and assure product quality. Fully automatic POLAB samplers are used to take representative samples throughout the process. Representative samples are sent in capsules by pneumatic tube […]

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New Standards in Leak Testing

The new Phoenix L500i helium leak detector from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum represents an innovative solution for leak detection. It features high-speed leak detection, reproducibility and reliable operation, and it is a completely unique experience using iPad controls. The Phoenix L500i is a mobile unit on lockable castors, which allows movements to different locations at any […]

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Bruker G4 Icarus Carbon

The G4 Icarus HF is highly effective in rapid and precise carbon and sulphur measurements. It uses the combustion method with high frequency induction furnace and infrared detection. The solid sample, placed in a ceramic crucible together with accelerator material, is combusted in the high-frequency furnace in an oxygen stream. The carbon and sulphur components […]

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