The Role of XPS in Determining the Quality of Stainless Steel Passivation

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  • 9:40AM Jul 15, 2015
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This blog post was written by Dr. Jerry LaSalle, an expert in XPS surface analysis and physical and powder metallurgy. Dr. LaSalle’s areas of concentration include stainless steel passivation qualification, metallurgical failure analysis, additive manufacturing, and powder metallurgy consultation. The surface of a bulk material is its window to the outside world, and its first point […]

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Pan section of an Armored Face Conveyor (AFC).

Corrosion Fatigue in Longwall Mining

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  • 12:48PM May 29, 2014
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What is Corrosion Fatigue? Corrosion fatigue is the combined action of fatigue and corrosion. It can produce a failure in fewer cycles and lower loads than if either corrosion or fatigue were acting alone. Of all corrosion failure mechanisms, it is the most difficult to identify especially in the presence of low-frequency loading. At very […]

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Asbestos Contamination: Examining Take-Home Exposure Risks

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  • 10:00AM May 14, 2014
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Asbestos contamination has been a prominent inhalation hazard in many occupational environments and, as a result, many studies have been undertaken to measure airborne asbestos concentrations associated with the manufacture and use of asbestos-containing products in hundreds of workplace settings. In addition to concerns about the workplace, exposure to asbestos has been reported for individuals […]

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PTR-MS and Indoor Air Research

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Indoor air quality research continues to grow substantially over the last several years. Most research prior to the 2010’s was focused on outdoor emission sources, rather than the indoor air; with people spending almost 90% of their indoors, indoor air quality has a severe impact on people’s health. A specifically problematic aspect air monitoring within […]

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