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Rigaku Rapid II Microbeam is one of the most versatile micro-diffraction XRD system in materials analysis, using advanced imaging plate technology for measuring diffraction patterns and diffuse scattering from a wide range of materials. The RAPID™ II Curved Detector X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) System's...

SSRL Experimental Station 14-3b Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Experimental Station 14-3b is a bending magnet side station dedicated to X-Ray Imaging and Micro X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of biological, biomedical, materials, and geological samples. Station 14-3b is equipped with...

The literature on the effects of radiation on the properties of various polymers and composites has been briefly reviewed for the purpose of identifying polymeric materials that could be irradiated to improve their performance. Radiation treatment of polymers may lead to cross-linking or chain...

Scientific advancements in healthcare driven both by technological breakthroughs and an aging and increasingly obese population have lead to a changing medical device market. Complex products and devices are being developed to meet the demands of leading edge medical procedures.Specialized materials...

An alternative method is presented for determining the maximum acceptable dose in products irradiated in electron beam processes. When the presentation of an individual product to the radiation field results in a high dose uniformity ratio, this can present a challenge for accurate testing of a...

Ionizing radiation has been found to be widely applicable in modifying the structure and properties of polymers, and can be used to tailor the performance of either bulk materials or surfaces. Fifty years of research in polymer radiation chemistry has led to numerous applications of commercial and...

Today, the most common methods used for medical device sterilisation are by gaseous ethylene oxide and by electron beam or gamma irradiation. With X-ray sterilisation about to enter the market, its material compatibility needs to be assessed at doses typically encountered during a sterilisation...