Integration, collaborations, alliances, and acquisitions dominate the landscape of corporate R&D organizations now and even more so in the future to maintain a competitive stance in the inevitable complete globalization of industry.
An organized regimen of procedures for finding external innovation providers is essential to establishing a relationship while protecting your vested interests.
Every vacuum process requirement has at least one solution. Mechanical vacuum systems that are used in the 0.
Nearly a decade since its original conception, photonic crystals make the leap from the lab to real-world applications. A hollow-core PCF fiber. PCF fiber is fabricated by first fusing stacked silica rods and tubes into a fiber preform with the desired cross-section.
Understanding your infrared (IR) calibration source does not have to be a topic too hot to handle. It is important to select the proper source for your intended purpose, and to be sure you are using your source properly to ensure the most accurate readings. Hot Plate vs.
click the image to enlarge Digital technology has earned itself a permanent position in today’s laboratory via PC’s and various measurement, testing, and analysis apparatus. Information created in an R&D lab can now readily take on many forms such as spectra, datasheets, text files, and images.
Fig. 1: Simulation of liquid flow for microfluidics application. Simulations like this are utilized for studying the flow rate, turbulence, friction, device wear, and other events that a MEMS device would experience, thus helping to predict/determine device performance and reliability.
Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (SE): A common metrology technique for characterizing thin film thickness and refractive index (n and k). It operates on the basis of measuring a polarization change (both amplitude and phase) when light is reflected from a coating.
While all power supplies can deliver current to a device, most merely set the output voltage, then supply as much current as the device demands.
Higher performance and more affordable confocal microscopes now provide biologists with views into living cells that they've never had before.
Correction for the spherical aberration of lenses in electron microscopes is allowing scientists to push the resolution into the sub-angstrom range, opening the doors to new frontiers.
Microarray technology has become the de facto standard for analyzing life science materials, approaching the status of being an enabling technology for the industrialization of many pharmaceutical and biotech research and development processes.
Achieving the proper connection between your camera and microscope is critical to maximizing the effectiveness of your research imagery.
The use of Focused Ion Beam (FIB) systems has increased to a high level in recent years. The imaging, milling, and deposition capabilities of the FIB make it the ideal instrument for e.g., site-specific failure analysis, specimen preparation, and nanomachining.