Ge-Sn Could Mean Better & Cheaper IR Cameras

Material can also be used to develop faster computer chips

Fisher Yu, University of Arkansas

Fisher Yu, University of Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE AK, USA – Newswise — – Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have fabricated a new semiconductor material , germanium tin deposited in layers on a substrate of silicon, that could be used to build better and less expensive infrared cameras for smartphones and vehicles.

“The performance of these simple structures indicates a promising future for germanium tin photodetectors,” said Fisher Yu, associate professor of electrical engineering.

“The crystalline growth of these samples in a commercially available reactor allows for these infrared detectors to be available for immediate commercial implementation.”

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Compact Xmitters for Moisture in Air & Oil

Dew Point In-Line Transmitter

EE354

EE354 Dew point Transmitter

Online  —  E+E Elektronik Corp’s EE354 transmitter is known for its high accuracy with excellent long-term stability and temperature compensation over the entire working temperature range.

It is especially optimized for dew point monitoring of refrigeration dryers.

The small dimensions and robust, IP65 stainless steel enclosure make the EE354 ideal for harsh OEM applications with space constraints.

NEW Moisture in Oil In-Line Transmitter

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It’s Time for Moisture Measurement Change

Visit Mitchell Instruments at 2014 ASGMT* School – 22-25 September 2014 Booth #76

Screen Shot Online — Moisture measurement in natural gas is vital for anyone involved in processing, storage or transmission.

It’s also traditionally been one of the most difficult measurements to perform successfully: natural gas sources are generally dirty, corrosive and at a high pressure.

There is now a solution to this problem.

Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) is the most modern technology developed to measure moisture in natural gas – but until now most systems have had very similar performance. Continue reading

Bespoke Laboratory Apparatus for Demanding Applications

Asynt ReactoMate reaction vessels scientific glassware

Asynt Reacto Mate reaction vessels scientific glassware

Isleham, UK  —  Drawing upon the in-depth knowledge of its technical staff and a flexible production facility, Asynt is able to offer organizations custom specified laboratory apparatus exactly meeting the demands of their application or project.

Asynt custom services draw upon expertise in areas including high pressure reactors, heating / cooling block technology, scientific glassware, PTFE components and apparatus as well as noise and safety enclosures. Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak & ISIS Sessions Added at ASIS 2014

Additions to Education Lineup

ASIS2014 show logoOnline  —  Two new “ripped from the headlines” education sessions have been added to the ASIS 2014 lineup: Be Prepared as Ebola Outbreak Grows and The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): An Evolving Threat .

Be Prepared as Ebola Outbreak Grows
Wednesday, Oct. 1
3:30-4:30 pm
Session: 4301

The World Health Organization indicates that the spread of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and expected to infect 20,000 people before it can be contained. This is the deadliest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, infecting 1,200 people and killing more than 700 so far.

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JUMO Thermostats Tested

5.3 million switching operations later…

JUMO PI 1918

JUMO PI 1918

East Syracuse NY, USA  —  Measurement and control technology from JUMO has been synonymous with exceptional quality and reliability for 66 years.

A test conducted in the company’s test laboratory has now proven just how durable its products really are.
During the test, ten EM panel-mounting thermostats with a temperature controller function and a switching capacity of 24 V/0.1 A performed mechanical switching operations.

The aim was to determine the service life of the thermostat on the basis of an average switching operation per minute.

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Medical Sensors Market to Reach USD 15.5 Billion Globally in 2019

Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, Thru 2019,

Transparency+Market+ResearchAlbany NY, USA  —  According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Medical Sensors Market (Biosensors, Pressure, Image, SQUID, Temperature and Flow Sensors, Accelerometers, Surgical, Diagnostic, Monitoring and Therapeutic Applications) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019,” the global market for medical sensors was valued at USD 10.1 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach a value of USD 15.5 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2013 to 2019.

Increasing focus on developing wearable and implantable sensors that enable real time sensing of health parameters would lead to a significant growth in the global medical sensors market.

Rise in demand for point-of-care diagnostics and monitoring is leading to advancement in new sensing technologies such as MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-systems) and CCD. Continue reading