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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Loads of free peer reviewed material Sage Publications, all disciplines,NB. Management & Materials Related: Quick Browse Sage's extensive library,

LINK to Sage Publications: 


Sages offer is so exhaustive that no more needs to be said, best to browse individually or in groups.

I opened my alert to a couple of management journals. 

After downloading a few peer reviewed papers I then felt drawn to browse the extensive catelogue of online materials, well organized alphabetically and selected a few more Journals in some of my technical interests...

Typically Materials Science and Engineering and Similar Jornals Engineering Environment etc

Cheers to SAGE and I hope my readers will make good use of these materials...."good and peaceful use in a true "wedge-a-war" sense so much required in our time.

ENJOY.



Saturday, 12 November 2016

Celox Oxygen Activity probe

Readers of my recent post:

"Optimizing deoxidation and desuIphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718"

full paper free to members of IOM3,UK is now online and freely available to members of IOM3.

Readers new to Superalloys and steel cleanness via Sulphur & Oxygen removal may also wish to read about Oxygen Activity Mesurement probes. The one I am particularily familiar with is the Celox Oxygen Activity probe. In many ways our/my introduction and systematic use of the Celox probe in the production process, undoubtably added credibility to the companies product,

The Celox Oxygen Activity Measurement Probe

Comments or requests for information on Oxygen Activity Measurement  and related are most welcome.

Cheers & Enjoy
JA.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Optimizing deoxidation and desuIphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718 is now online and free to members of IOM3.

My seminal paper:

Optimizing deoxidation and desuIphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718, J. Alexander,

is an indispensible reference of fundamental importance for the very highest quality (and not, mentioned higher productivity) manufacturing by Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM)  of a large family of alloys,(high intergrity materials such as aero-engine quality Nickel based superalloys (and similar materials). My paper was first briefly reported at a Superalloy meeting in London UK (1982) then fully published in 1984-85, in the, then new, journal, Materials Science and Technology (IOM3, UK).

This work has now been made available, online, by the UK Institute of Minerals,Mining and Materials (IOM3) and their publisher (Taylor and Francis) UK. As mentionned this work is now freely available to members of IOM3 via their website www.iom3.org.

This work was carried out while I, the author, worked at Imphy SA, now APERAM, in France (Burgandy Region, Department 58, La Nièvre).

My role was absolutely indispensible in the acceptance of the project  by our steelworks  and chemical analysis lab. major developper in response to  GE-SNECMA's aero-engine main shaft requirements obtaining adheshion of both Steelworks and Chemistry Lab (90 or so Chem Elements to be analysed in order to satisfy the main client GE-SNECMA consortium for the above work to begin. (In fact I was able to reduce the trace element spec to a few known and easy to analyse chem. elements.) When trials began I alone carried out the adjustments required to suceed and be peblished, while others doubted.  This work proved that recycled materials can prove equally acceptable as so called "virgin raw material" until then the only acceptable choice to meet the Aeronautics Authoritities Safety specifications and regulations. (Improved economics and sustainability of strategic materials.

 I remain available to discuss and assist companies with such improvements if required. Most of this work has been adopted in regular production.

James Alexander is a Free-Lance Consultant and Translator (Bilingual French-English) 
Specialialities-process metallurgy, technology transfer (Japan-Invar for Liquid Gas Transport & India-Ministry of Defense India MIDHANI project, Hyderabad,India.

To cite this article: J. Alexander (1985) Optimizing deoxidation and desulphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718, Materials Science and Technology, 1:2, 167-170, DOI: 10.1179/mst.1985.1.2.167 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/mst.1985.1.2.167

Other Citations:

Sulphur Control in Nickel-Based Superalloy Production Dipl.-Ing. J. Morscheiser1 , Dipl.-Ing. L. Thönnessen2 , Prof. Dr.-Ing. B. Friedrich1 1 IME Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling, RWTH Aachen University Intzestraße 3 52056 Aachen NB The date of my work is incorrectly referrences as 1995 (ie ten years late!!!)

((ALEXANDER, J.: Optimizing deoxidation and desulphurization during vacuum induction melting of alloy 718, in Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 1, 1995,(should be 1985) p. 167-170

and correctly cited as one would expect by Prof A.Mitchell  renowened also as a first class consultant

THE MAGNESIUM PROBLEM IN SUPERALLOYS A. Mitchell, M. Hilbom, E. Samuelsson and A. Kanagawa Dept. of Metals and Materials Engineering The University of British Columbia Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T lW5

4. J. Alexander: Material Science and Technology, Feb. 1985, V.l, pp. 167- 170.  

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

CRITICAL -STRATEGIC MATERIAL ISSUES ADDRESSED: Critical Materials Institute announces partnership with Rio Tinto from EurekAlert! Sci News


CRITICAL -STRATEGIC MATERIAL ISSUES ADDRESSED

Critical Materials Institute announces partnership with Rio Tinto "


The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) & Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company.

"The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) - a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory - announced today an important new research initiative in partnership with Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company. The new initiative aims to ensure that the United States fully leverages domestic mineral and metal resources necessary for global leadership in clean energy manufacturing.
The Rio Tinto-CMI research partnership will combine Rio Tinto's operational expertise with CMI's research capabilities, materials science expertise and computing power. Focused on the efficient extraction of critical materials from the copper smelting process, the research will have three core work-streams:
MATERIALS & AIMS 
1. Improving recovery rates of critical minerals and metals (rhenium, selenium, tellurium, scandium, etc.) from samples sourced from Rio Tinto's operating Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah and the Resolution Copper project currently under regulatory review and permitting in Arizona.
2. Exploring potential for increasing recovery rates of rare minerals and metals through processing waste tailings.
3. Examining process improvements that would facilitate the blending of processed electronic waste ('e-waste') with copper concentrates to substantially increase the recovery of valuable metals such as gold, copper, silver, platinum, lithium and rare earths present in spent cellphones, computers and solar panels.
READ MORECritical Materials Institute announces partnership with Rio Tinto "







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Thursday, 6 October 2016

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DRAFT PROGRAMME

 26th October 2016
 13:00 - 15:00OPENING PLENARY
 15:30 - 17:00Connected Products & Connected Factories: The Internet Of Things (IoT) in the industrial worldSmart energy for Energy unionHorizon 2020 for strategic industrial innovationEuropean value chains, cooperations new business models
 27th October 2016
 9:00 - 10:30Smart Manufacturing: Mastering the Digitisation of Manufacturing and Industry 4.0Materials and systems for energy storage and energy efficiency of industriesRole of pilot lines for innovationsPrivate Innovation Finances & Risk Analyses
 11:00 - 12:30Additive manufacturing and laser systems KETs for breakthrough industrial innovation
 14:00 - 15:30Advanced robotics & automationIndustrial symbiosis, secondary material resources, resource recycling technologiesSkills for future industry needsCombined financing opportunities from Europe and regional level
 16:00 - 17:30PLENARY - summary and reflection by industrial leaders
 28th October 2016
  9:00 - 10:30Intelligent buildings and Smart citiesNew value chains - innovative processesContinuous education and training of existing workforce, advanced learning technologiesAcademia/ industry cooperation and technology transfer
  11:00 - 12:30Biotechnology disrupting traditional sectorsGreen transport and automotiveGamification in industriesSME innovation coaching - life cycle stages and industrial needs
  12:30 - 13:30    CLOSING PLENARY 

Brexit Resource Centre Free access to research, data and analysis

The above  "Brexit Resource Centre with Free access to research, data and analysis " was published By the Elsevier Community, on 28 September 2016 . and is a most innovative and informative presentation of the excellent progress of UK research with UK as part of the EU.

Three cheers for informative decision making - by....ALL .

I chose this collourful presentation of social media statistics from 8 statistical graphs.

Top influencers on social media per Talkwalker


Please Gen-up folks.

The  "Elsevier Community" Free access Brexit Resource Centre website is very well documented with about 30or more web-active information reference links.

Best of British, Auch Aye the Noo!

 





     




Monday, 3 October 2016

Disruptive Technologies_Understanding BREXIT or An answer to BREXIT-Rfusing Brexit!?

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 2016

29TH OF SEPTEMBER, THE WELLCOME COLLECTION, LONDON


Link to Website

AND...

What-You-Can-Expect!


PS I appologise for not yet having RSS-feed available for these events.

Enjoy!

Disruptive Technologies_Understanding BREXIT or An answer to BREXIT-Rfusing Brexit!?

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 2016

29TH OF SEPTEMBER, THE WELLCOME COLLECTION, LONDON


Link to Website

AND...

What-You-Can-Expect!


PS I appologise for not yet having RSS-feed available for these events.

Enjoy!

Stratigic Approach and Intelligent Alternatives to BREXIT_Re-Indusrialisation of the European Union_Stronger Together

REinEU2016 – EU Conference 2016

http://www.reineu2016.eu/reineu2016/pages/13447-programme

DRAFT PROGRAMME

 26th October 2016
 13:00 - 15:00OPENING PLENARY
 15:30 - 17:00Connected Products & Connected Factories: The Internet Of Things (IoT) in the industrial worldSmart energy for Energy unionHorizon 2020 for strategic industrial innovationEuropean value chains, cooperations new business models
 27th October 2016
 9:00 - 10:30Smart Manufacturing: Mastering the Digitisation of Manufacturing and Industry 4.0Materials and systems for energy storage and energy efficiency of industriesRole of pilot lines for innovationsPrivate Innovation Finances & Risk Analyses
 11:00 - 12:30Additive manufacturing and laser systems KETs for breakthrough industrial innovation
 14:00 - 15:30Advanced robotics & automationIndustrial symbiosis, secondary material resources, resource recycling technologiesSkills for future industry needsCombined financing opportunities from Europe and regional level
 16:00 - 17:30PLENARY - summary and reflection by industrial leaders
 28th October 2016
  9:00 - 10:30Intelligent buildings and Smart citiesNew value chains - innovative processesContinuous education and training of existing workforce, advanced learning technologiesAcademia/ industry cooperation and technology transfer
  11:00 - 12:30Biotechnology disrupting traditional sectorsGreen transport and automotiveGamification in industriesSME innovation coaching - life cycle stages and industrial needs
  12:30 - 13:30    CLOSING PLENARY 

 Technology trends for industries
 Materials for energy and automotive
 Industrial symbiosis and new value chain
 R&D impact for industry
 Human resources in reindustrialized Europe
 Financial track and innovation

Saturday, 1 October 2016

2016 Physics Prize will be announced in 3 days time: Tuesday 4 October, 11:45 a.m.

Please do not hesitate to visit the Nobel Prize Site_Physics

Some stats from the site:

Did You Know?

109

Nobel Prizes in Physics have been awarded between 1901-2015.

47

Physics Prizes have been given to one Laureate only.

2

women have been awarded the Physics Prize so far.

1

person, John Bardeen, has been awarded the Physics Prize twice.

25

years was the age of the youngest Physics Laureate ever, Lawrence Bragg, when he was awarded the 1915 Physics Prize together with his father.

55

is the average age of the Physics Laureates the year they were awarded the prize.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Greening Power from The Nickel Institute

Greening Power: "How nickel is enabling the shift to low-carbon energy"



"Where and how the world finds its energy is changing. Yet how nickel-containing materials are enabling and supporting this dynamic process may not seem obvious until one looks closely."


-Hydro Power: "By far the most important to date and with a long engineering and economic history'

-Solar, wind...

-Future material needs:


Are the production of energy and power themes, where the importance of Nickel (Ni) and its alloys are illustrated.


An extended treatment may found in The Nickel Institute Magazine: " 

Greening Power

How nickel is enabling the shift to low-carbon energy

Short of time? - The Institutes Conclusion: 
"Questions of materials supply and demand have led researchers to consider the implications of supply constraints to different economic and technical choices for energy production.1 Of current scenarios in use by different institutions, two were modeled for the period 2010-2050: Market First (where economics have primacy) and Policy First (where governments take strong measures to achieve social and environmental goals).
The mix of energy sources shows dramatic differences. Note, however, that it doesn’t matter which scenario or variation dominates by 2050. Nickel and nickel-containing materials and chemicals will be there to enable technologies and sustain the electrical grids upon which societies depend."
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

New Research Chair will tackle the structural integrity of nuclear power stations - Royal Academy of Engineering

New Research Chair will tackle the structural integrity of nuclear power stations - Royal Academy of Engineering:



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Frontiers | Sequestering CO2 by Mineralization into Useful Nesquehonite-Based Products | Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization

Frontiers | Sequestering CO2 by Mineralization into Useful Nesquehonite-Based Products | Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization:

ALSO

Shale Gas Debate-UK widget added to my pages. NB. CO2 sequestration and use as a raw material in innovative materials

Read more: http://management-related-bsc-mba.blogspot.com/2016/04/shale-gas-debate-uk-widget-added-to-my.html#ixzz46IEilDMP



The struggle control and reduce  ever increasing CO2 gas (and all major green house gases)  is far from over.

Many thanks to The Insitute, IOM3 -Materials World (MW) prompted by their page,"members letters" in particular to F. Glasser and his team at Aberdeen Uni.,Scotland for their work in the "Extraction of CO2 like Sulphur") and CO2 capture in cement and concrete.

Cf. REF's as follows:

1. F.P. Glasser et al. Sequestering CO2 by Mineralization into Useful Nesquehonite-Based Products.
Iom3.org nanocem-cements-future

2. F.P.Glasser et al. Magnesium based cements for CO2 Capture and Utilisation. Cement and Concrete Research.


READ MORE

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LINK to materials approach to CO2 sequestration and use as a raw material via innovative materials and manufacturing processes


Shale Gas Debate-UK widget added to my pages. 

NB. CO2 sequestration and use as a raw material in innovative materials is a strong materials chemistry approach to a major current and unfortuneatley ongoing problem.


Read more on my "This above all" blog page:Management-related-post shale-gas-debate-uk /2016/04

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

LINK_Report: Science Ecosystem 2.0: how will change occur? | Connected Researchers


Report: Science Ecosystem 2.0: how will change occur? | Connected Researchers on Conversations on Innovations. A most useful site especially for the research communities.


Best wishes all for the enormous efforts required collectively to meet current and near-future global, ecological and economic human needs currently under great stress!

Friday, 8 April 2016

Ultrathin Photovoltaics Produced at MIT story brought by IHS Engineering360



MIT researchers place a lightweight solar cell on top of a soap bubble. Image source: Joel Jean and Anna Osherov.


Incredible Technological feat from MIT!





Ultrathin Photovoltaics Produced at MIT | IHS Engineering360





"Researchers at MIT have now demonstrated the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced. Though it may take years to develop into a commercial product, the laboratory proof-of-concept shows a new approach to making solar cells that could help power the next generation of portable electronic devices.

The new process is described in a paper by MIT professor Vladimir Bulović, research scientist Annie Wang, and doctoral student Joel Jean, in the journal Organic Electronics.
Bulović, MIT’s associate dean for innovation and the Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Professor of Emerging Technology, says the key to the new approach is to make the solar cell, the substrate that supports it, and a protective overcoating to shield it from the environment, all in one process. The substrate is made in place and never needs to be handled, cleaned, or removed from the vacuum during fabrication, thus minimizing exposure to dust or other contaminants that could degrade the cell’s performance.
“The innovative step is the realization that you can grow the substrate at the same time as you grow the device,” Bulović says.
In this initial proof-of-concept experiment, the team used a common flexible polymer called parylene as both the substrate and the overcoating, and an organic material called DBP as the primary light-absorbing layer. Parylene is a commercially available plastic coating used widely to protect implanted biomedical devices and printed circuit boards from environmental damage. The entire process takes place in a vacuum chamber at room temperature and without the use of any solvents, unlike conventional solar-cell manufacturing, which requires high temperatures and harsh chemicals. In this case, both the substrate and the solar cell are “grown” using established vapor deposition techniques.""
REF: February 25, 2016

High Purity Cr sources for Superalloys

Energy for th Future:Phil.Trans.A-Vol. 365, N° 1853 / April 15, 2007, curtesy The Royal Soc. London

Engineered foams and porous materials: Phil Trans A. Vol 364, N° 1838 / 06 curtesy_The R Soc. Lond