[13 Nov 2018 | ]
Which XRD technology is most suitable for my materials research?

Addressing concerns about data quality, space, throughput and user experience
More research institutions are moving towards a central laboratory model of shared analytical equipment. It encourages optimal usage of the technologies, building of expertise in techniques and ensuring the upkeep of better laboratory practices. X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a paramount technique for any material science research project. Therefore, the selection of a correct diffractometer model, suitable for the task, often comes to the top of the priority list, when designing a new laboratory.
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[13 Nov 2018 | ]
Which XRD technology is most suitable for my materials research?

Addressing concerns about data quality, space, throughput and user experience
More research institutions are moving towards a central laboratory model of shared analytical equipment. It encourages optimal usage of the technologies, building of expertise in techniques and ensuring the upkeep of better laboratory practices. X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a paramount technique for any material science research project. Therefore, the selection of a correct diffractometer model, suitable for the task, often comes to the top of the priority list, when designing a new laboratory.
As an Application Specialist at Malvern Panalytical, we often …

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[9 Nov 2018 | ]
Optimizing polymer scaffold processes at Rutgers University

About Sanjeeva Murthy and the New Jersey center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University
Sanjeeva Murthy is an Associate Research Professor at the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM), Rutgers University. He is a Materials Scientist with expertise in polymers, biomaterials and biological structures.  The NJCBM was founded in 1991 by Dr. Joachim Kohn with a mission to improve patient care and public health through the development and commercialization of future generations of biomaterials. Current activities in the laboratory include synthesis and characterization of new polymers for regenerative medicine, and fabricating them …

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Kinexus, Malvern Panalytical Events, Meet the Experts, Rheometry »

[9 Nov 2018 | ]
Roofing Asphalt Characterization Techniques for Improved QC

Commentary, courtesy of Everett Crews (Ingevity), and AMAP
Although the history of the scientific study of the flow of matter is replete with names of our greatest thinkers, from Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton to Maxwell, Edison, and Einstein, the term “rheology,” like the science itself, was arguably born in the early twentieth century. The English-speaking world attributes the creation of the term, “rheology,” to E.C. Bingham and J. R. Crawford in 1929, although the word had been in use in German scientific literature as early as 1901 (the French limnologist, Francois …

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[8 Nov 2018 | ]
Rapid analyses of dry matter content and carotenoids in fresh cassava roots…

… using an ASD Vis/NIRS spectrometer
Cassava is a main staple for over 800 million people around the world. Ugochukwu Ikeogu with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, conducts research on high throughput phenotyping and genomics-assisted breeding for quality traits in cassava. Ugochukwu is part of the NEXTGEN Cassava project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and UK Aid has recently published his research work, involving the use of a portable visible-near-infrared (Vis/NIRS) ASD QualitySpec Trek instrument.
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In the PLOS One online publication, “Rapid analyses of dry matter content …

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