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Key EUV milestone, DSA progress, more reported at SPIE Advanced Lithography

Significant progress in EUV lithography as well as demonstrations of DSA advancements were among highlights at SPIE Advanced Lithography, the industry's leading annual forum on state-of-the-art lithographic tools, resists, metrology, materials characterization, and design and process integration. Researchers and developers from around the world met in San Jose, California, to report on advances in chip-making technologies that enable computers, smartphones, and other vital applications.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2013

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Monitoring the movements of individual molecules in liquid flow

Blood, paint or ketchup are complex liquids composed of several different components. For the construction of pumps, or the improvement of technical processes scientists and engineers need description models. They make the special properties of such liquids predictable.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2013

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Nanoelectronics conference will focus on semiconductor industry's future

How the semiconductor industry can create the next generations of nanoscale computing technology will be one of the themes of the 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, to be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), March 25-28, 2013.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

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European Chemicals Agency updates IUCLID user manual for nanomaterials

The IUCLID User Manual "Nanomaterials in IUCLID 5" includes instructions on how registrants can explicitly report when a nanoform has been used in (experimental) studies. It will help registrants to prepare or update registration dossiers for substances that are nanomaterials or include nanoforms.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

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Nanoclusters in steel add strength, stability under irradiated conditions

In this study, scientists used various analysis tools, including EMSL's atom probe tomography (APT), focused ion beam, and accelerator capabilities, to examine complex oxide nanoclusters within oxide dispersion strengthened, or ODS, steels to determine their potential resistance and stability under a range of irradiation conditions.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

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