Market research shows that the optical components market has grown 8-12% annually during the past five years.1 The optics market is intensely competitive, with demand increasing for optical components as communications markets, internet usage and the digitalization of information infrastructure grow. Within this market, the trend of miniaturization and high-speed performance applies increasing pressure on a product’s thermal and optical properties.
The event will host technical sessions, lectures, short courses and networking events.
October 3, 2016
The annual Materials Science and Technology technical meeting and exhibition (MS&T16) will be held October 23-27 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event will host technical sessions, lectures and short courses, as well as student-centered and networking events.
Elections often stir up passionate feelings—and that seems to be particularly true this year. As politicians and voters gear up for Tuesday, November 8, employers may not know that their workers have certain rights when it comes to elections, and corporations even have rights of their own.
Exposed in a step-like formation, layers of a new photovoltaic cell harvest more of the sun's energy.
October 3, 2016
The cost of solar power is beginning to reach price parity with cheaper fossil fuel-based electricity in many parts of the world, yet the clean energy source still accounts for just slightly more than 1% of the world’s electricity mix. Solar, or photovoltaic (PV), cells, which convert sunlight into electrical energy, have a large role to play in boosting solar power generation globally, but researchers still face limitations to scaling up this technology.
Today in the U.S., 10 states operate beverage container deposit refund programs (BCDRPs), which provide the most consistent source of quality recycled glass (cullet) for the glass container industry. It’s estimated that these programs supply anywhere from 65-80% of the recycled glass used to make new bottles and jars. Similar to sand, soda ash and limestone, recycled glass is a critical manufacturing input.