Technology Archive

How Vacuum Metallization Achieves its Highly Reflective Properties

Written by: Denton Vacuum, LLC Summary: The process of vacuum metallization requires numerous steps. The process of vacuum metalizing involves the evaporation of metals – most commonly aluminum – inside a tightly sealed vacuum chamber. Upon completion,

MIT Scientists Engineer a Second Skin to Reduce Wrinkles

Only the scientists at MIT would think of something this creative. You know how your skin burns then sheds after an inappropriately long extended session in the sun in the middle of summer? These guys have decided

Ion Beam Source Technology: Breaking Down the Advantages

The use of ion beams has transcended the deposition industry. There are numerous advantages to using ion beam sputter deposition over plasma or evaporation methods. The amount of flexibility that ion beam technology offers to substrates makes

Oligonucleotide Synthesis: The Basics

Summary: Learn the ins-and-outs of oligonucleotide synthesis. Oligonuclotide synthesis is process used to create primers with methods like the replication of PCR. A relatively easy but useful process, Oligo synthesis has been a key part in the

Searching for Diseases and Cures

Summary: Scientists are devising new methods to detect viruses with relative certainty. Part of the challenge that comes with treating a disease like malaria is being able to track the infection before the patient succumbs to it.

Applications of Diamond Like Carbon

Written by: Denton Vacuum, LLC Properties Diamonds are the hardest known natural materials on earth, so DLC tries to duplicate that feeling from within a lab. There are three primary qualities desired above all else: hardness refers