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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday May 07, 2023 ( 8 items )  

A Graphene 'tattoo' Could Help Hearts Keep Their Beat
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSres) -- ASM International posted the following news: In rats, a graphene "tattoo" stuck to the heart could treat an abnormally sluggish beat. Like a futuristic pacemaker, the device delivered electrical signals that kept the heart pumping properly. The electronic device is currently a proof of concept, but a version for use in human hearts could be ready for testing within five years, estimates Igor Efimov, a cardiovascular engineer at Northwestern University in  more

Constellium to Provide Closed-Loop Recycling for the All-New Megane E-TECH Electric
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSres) -- ASM International posted the following news on May 5, 2023: Constellium, Paris, announced today its agreement with Renault Group to establish a closed-loop recycling process for the all-new Megane E-TECH Electric. Aluminum, lightweight and fully recyclable, is the material of choice for the electrification of the automotive fleet, and Constellium is well-positioned to support this transition with advanced products and solutions. Renault Group has devel  more

EndoFlex Generator Chosen for Fastener Heat Treatment
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSres) -- ASM International posted the following news: UPC-Marathon, Quebec,, a Nitrex company, has commissioned a 100 M3H EndoFlex endothermic gas generator for a South American manufacturer of industrial fasteners. This is a repeat customer that has UPC-Marathon's gas panels, flowmeters, oxygen probes, and Protherm plant automation software installed in their heat treatment operations. With the addition of the EndoFlex generator, they will now be able to supply   more

New Metric Helps Researchers Better Understand Soft Material Behavior
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSres) -- ASM International posted the following news: The mechanics behind the collapse of soft materials structure have befuddled researchers for decades. In a new study, researchers uncover a metric that finally correlates microscopic-level processes with what is seen at the macroscopic level. The new metric is poised to help bring advances to various materials engineering challenges - ranging from the formulation of better 3D printing inks, the construction of  more

New Self-Driving Lab Accelerates Discovery Process for Materials
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSres) -- ASM International posted the following news on May 4, 2023: Researchers have a new scientific tool called Polybot, combining the power of artificial intelligence with robotics. Potential applications include speeding up the discovery of wearable biomedical devices, materials for better batteries and more. Today's wearable technologies like smart glasses and watches are just the start. The next generation of flexible electronics will be more efficient and  more

New Transistor From a Germanium-Tin Alloy Developed
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSres) -- ASM International posted the following news: Charge carriers have the potential to move quickly in the material compared to silicon or germanium, allowing lower voltages in operation. The transistor seems to be a hopeful candidate for future low-power, high-performance chips, and perhaps also for the development of the future of quantum computers. For the past seven decades, the number of transistors on a chip has doubled roughly once every two years--a  more

One Minute Mentor: Vacuum Furnaces
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSjou) -- ASM International posted the following news: The demands on vacuum-hardening technology have changed in recent decades. One of the most important considerations that must be met is the accomplishment of highest dimensional stability with optimal microstructural properties and minimal change of the surface of the workpieces. Minimizing exposure to air during the heat treatment by reducing the quantity of oxygen in a heat treatment furnace, as with creati  more

Testing Coatings to Conserve Canisters Against Corrosion
MATERIALS PARK, Ohio, May 6 (TNSres) -- ASM International posted the following news: Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., tested a variety of nickel mixtures as protective coatings to shield stainless steel from the corrosive threats posed by sea air. They found that the material applied and the application process used impacted the properties of the coating, including how protective it was against corrosion. As anyone who has lived near the ocean can attest, metal a  more