Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold

Scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a novel method for altering the light reflected or absorbed by a material by match-making combinations of gold, silver, and copper into various mixtures of metals, or alloys. The researchers say their findings have potential applications ranging from solar cells with improved performance to functional materials Read more about Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold[…]

Terahertz technology reaches industrial maturity

Terahertz is a new technology in which nondestructive testing of components and surfaces is possible. Until now, these devices and, in particular, the sensor heads have been expensive and unwieldy. Researchers at Fraunhofer have now succeeded in making sensor heads more compact and, thus, cheaper, which facilitates their handling considerably. First prototypes are already being Read more about Terahertz technology reaches industrial maturity[…]