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Material Characterization by Means of Simulation

March 10, 2020

Carbon-based materials, such as synthetic specialty graphites, are found in many industries, including solar, semiconductor, car manufacturing, ceramics, and metallurgy.

Developing a Silicon MEMS Chip for On-Demand DNA Synthesis

January 21, 2020

The development of genome editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 has increased the demand for DNA synthesis technology. Researchers are creating a DNA synthesis platform to broaden horizons in the field.

How to Simulate Control Systems Using the PID Controller Add-In

January 9, 2020

A PID controller can be used in a variety of industries. This blog post demonstrates how a PID controller add-in can be easily incorporated in two simulation examples.

How to Simulate Impressed Current Cathodic Protection

December 18, 2019

2 common methods for protecting metal structures against galvanic corrosion are sacrificial anode cathodic protection (SACP) and impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP).

Estimating Parameters for a Li-Ion Battery via a Lumped Model

October 24, 2019

When performing an electrochemical analysis on a battery, an engineer might not have all of the information from the manufacturer. The solution? Parameter estimation via a lumped model…

Analyzing the Liquid Cooling of a Li-Ion Battery Pack

October 17, 2019

A sudden temperature increase or decrease can affect the efficiency of a lithium-ion battery. For the battery packs used in electric vehicles and other application areas, this can be a problem…

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Celebrates Li-Ion Battery Research

October 11, 2019

John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, come from different places and researched lithium-ion batteries at different times.

Zeiss, Abbe, and the Evolution of Microscopes and Optical Research

September 11, 2019

The story of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe involves a picturesque town in Germany, compound microscopes, and a hammer and anvil. See for yourself with a glimpse into the history of optical research.