Manufacturing Bits: June 2

X-raying chocolate X-ray scattering is a next-generation metrology technology. Using an X-ray source, the technology can be used for imaging complex structures and films in three dimensions. It can be used in various applications, such as biology and semiconductors. Here’s another surprising application: chocolate. Using X-ray scattering, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) has helped... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: Nov. 25

Direct-write diamond patterning Purdue University has devised a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns on a graphite substrate. The ability to pattern diamond surfaces could one day be used to make chips, biosensors and fuel cells. In the lab, researchers devised a multi-layered film, which includes a layer of graphite topped with a glass ... » read more