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    Tackling the “Achilles’ heel” of OLED displays

    A key innovation is encasing the printer in a nitrogen chamber, cutting exposure to oxygen and moisture, as well as cutting contamination with particles - notorious for diminishing OLED yields - by 10 times over current methods that use vacuum chambers.

    Feb 12, 2015

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    Improving the reliability of dry vacuum pumps in high-k ALD processes

    The use of high-k dielectric films deposited through atomic layer deposition, primarily in batch furnaces, has intensified, particularly in the manufacture of memory devices and high-k metal gates (HKMG) in logic devices.

    Feb 10, 2015

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    'NanoSuit': Researchers use nano-coating to allow for electron microscopy of living insects

    Insects coated with the material were able to survive up to two hours in a high vacuum the team reports.

    Jan 28, 2015

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    AdA - the small machine that made a big impact - CERN Courier

    Challenges included maintaining a high vacuum to guarantee the lifetime of the beam and working out how to inject both electrons and positrons.

    Jan 22, 2015

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    New conductive coatings for flexible touchscreens

    Conductive coatings with TCOs are usually applied by means of high vacuum techniques.

    Jan 21, 2015

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    Graphene multiplies the power of light

    With this method, a small sample of graphene is placed in an ultra-high vacuum chamber.

    Jan 19, 2015

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    New research points way to less vulnerable computer memory

    The researchers used a technology called molecular beam epitaxy, which involves heating up elements inside a vacuum chamber so that they condense onto a surface, to grow a layer of barium titanate on a block of germanium.

    Jan 14, 2015

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    Graphene offers X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy a window of opportunity

    However, XPS requires a high vacuum to operate, which makes analyzing materials in liquid and gaseous environments difficult.

    Dec 23, 2014

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