News tagged with thin films

Cost-effective titanium forming

Titanium is a material that offers excellent properties; however, it is costly and time-consuming to form. Fraunhofer researchers are now giving this multi-purpose metal another chance.

Oct 16, 2012
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Scaling up polymer blobs

Scientists use simulations to test the limits of their object of study—in this case thin films of polymers—to extremes of scale. In a study about to be published in the European Physical Journal E, Nava S ...

Sep 27, 2012
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Taiwan's AUO to appeal over US price-fixing fine

Taiwan's AU Optronics said Friday it would appeal against a US court decision to fine it $500 million for taking part in what prosecutors called the "most serious price-fixing" case in US history.

Sep 21, 2012
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New research uncovers path to defect-free thin films

(Phys.org)—A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ho Nyung Lee has discovered a strain relaxation phenomenon in cobaltites that has eluded researchers for decades and may lead to advances in fuel cells, magnetic ...

Sep 20, 2012
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