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    Art, Archaeology, and Conservation

    When looking at Art and Archaeology samples, there are often many questions to answer before you can understand how the object was made, what materials it was made from, where it was made, and how to preserve it.

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    Criminal forensics applies chemistry and analysis techniques within law enforcement settings. Different analytical methods can be used to identify materials recovered from a crime scene, or perform investigative

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    Life Sciences

    Life sciences is the field of the study of living organisms, including plants and animals from single celled microorganisms through complex life forms. Microscopy is an integral technique used to understand the inner workings of cellular materials and structures.

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    Materials Science

    Our world is made of materials, and nearly every aspect of our lives is influenced by the materials around us. The development, accessibility, and affordability of materials helps drive technological and economic

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    Metals form the backbone of our world. Metals are generally strong, but also deformable, which results in their use as structural materials in a range of applications. Metals are also good conductors of electricity, and are used as connection materials in microelectronic circuits.

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    Truly understanding a mineral requires both knowing the crystal structure and chemistry of the mineral. Combining this data together helps to better understand the processes that formed the mineral, how they are

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    While nanotechnology is still considered a new field and is typically defined as anything dealing with functional structures in the 1-100 nm range, the history spans hundreds of years. The addition of nanoparticles of

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    Renewable Energy

    Renewable energy, produced from renewable resources such as solar radiation, wind, water currents and geothermal heat, is a fast-growing industry. Within the renewable energy sector, there is a wide variety of

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    Since the 1970s the semiconductor industry has undergone a tremendous development, moving from process nodes of several micron to sub-hundred nanometer and increasing transistor count from a few thousand to billions. Historically the semiconductor industry has been one of the driving factors for Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) development along with the associated analysis techniques.

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