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Expanded operations. Modernized technology. Improved processes. These are the hallmarks of our manufacturing business. Since 1927, MST Seamless Tube & Pipe has stayed ahead of the manufacturing curve by investing in the future. Our new cold pilger mill is proof of how committed we are. The result of this highly specialized, state-of-the-art expansion is a higher quality, more consistent product — all at the same great price. The pilger mill is a crowning achievement for MST.
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SIMPLE SETUP Ordinary lab equipment is all that's required to make Perovskite solar cells.
During the Microwave Assisted Plasma (MAP) conversion process, crimped or spooled PAN fiber feeds into the pretreatment module and proceeds through a steam heating and stretching process. The fiber enters an atmospheric pressure plasma oxidation module, darkening from white to black as it weaves through the first of several oxidation ovens. The number of ovens can vary based on production needs. Inside, the atmosphere is controlled and air temperature is lower than with conventional processing. The special chemistry of the atmosphere accelerates oxidation. The fiber then enters the carbonization phase. Microwaves and plasma provide the energy needed for carbonization. Approximately half of the material is vaporized, with gasses exhausted through an incineration system that is much smaller, less expensive and requires less energy than conventional processing systems. Also, surface treatment occurs inherently which protects the fiber and makes it easier to handle. The remaining material is nearly 100 percent pure carbon as it enters a surface treatment process that renders it chemically compatible with resin. Surface treatment occurs inherently, near the exit of the MAP carbonization module, thus eliminating the need for a separate surface treatment module. A thin coat of polymer is applied to the carbon during sizing, which protects the fiber and makes it easier to handle. The carbon fiber is then dried and packaged -- typically by spooling. Experimental data from laboratory-scale experiments suggests that Microwave Assisted Plasma conversion takes approximately 1/3 of the time and 1/2 the energy required for conventional processing.
http://www.ted.com What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As he says: "We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap." TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing new and advanced materials processing technologies for batteries. These can lead to new battery concepts of which one might be an inherently safe, low-cost, high-performance all solid state battery.
Developments include new material handling and advanced assembling technologies...new ways of depositing materials and creating coatings...
...new advanced photonic processing for drying, sintering or solidification.
Commercial industry, under the pressure of operating at high production yield, cannot take a step back from currently available processing technologies to create new concepts, designs and develop new low-cost and reliable technology with uncertain outcomes.
Universities have very limited capabilities in doing large scale process development.
National laboratories need to fill these roles.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a major focus on new process development for a variety of applications and will help industry re-invent materials processing and device assembling for advanced batteries.