Archive | March 2018

Monitoring Surface Roughness During Thin-Film Production

For more than two decades, Michigan-based company k-Space has been one of the world’s leading suppliers of thin-film production monitoring tools.

Thin-films have become increasingly important in recent years, due to the fact that they are an important component of semiconductors, which in turn are key-technologies in LED lighting and solar panels.

One of the modular in-line monitoring tools that k-Space offers is kSA ICE, which primarily measures surface roughness. The Integrated Control for Epitaxy system (ICE) is the result of more than15 years of in-situ monitoring development and refinement by k-Space. The kSA ICE is ideal for today’s MOCVD reactors with either high speed or low speed rotation and limited optical access.

The kSA ICE in situ metrology system also allows to monitor real-time temperature, reflectivity, growth rate, film thickness, substrate curvature and film stress during MOCVD deposition, at rotation speeds up to 2,000 RPM.

This entry was posted on March 2, 2018.

3 Quick Easy Ways To Sell Your Home Fast

You can improve the windows in your home. Revamp those windows! Your windows should be double glazed. These are not cheap but can add a great deal of value to your home and save you money. Installing new windows can make your home more secure, too. If all-new windows are out of your budget, even a simple repaint of the window frames or a new window treatment can help liven up a room.

You can add a lot to the curb appeal of your home with a beautiful exterior main door. Curb appeal is important if you ever want to sell your home. A high quality main door that has attractive hardware will pay for itself when you sell your house. We highly recommend you choose a door that is heavier and adds to the insulating quality of your home. And if you’ve never changed a door before, there is plenty of help available online.

Money spent on the addition of insulation to your house can help you spend less money down the road. Older homes especially are way under insulated. The addition of more insulation in areas of the home like the crawl space or attic could cut your utility bills drastically.

Think about which fruits and vegetables you are going to juice in the future and that the juicer is capable of juicing both easily. The juicer needs to have 2 speeds for full extraction of the fruit’s and vegetables’ nutrients. Speed 1 is for softer fruits such as grapes, berries and peeled melons and oranges. Speed 2 is for harder fruits and vegetables such as apples, pineapple, carrots and broccoli.

Another project you should consider taking on when improving your home is having your air ducts and vents cleaned by a professional. Doing this can vastly improve the air quality of your home making it a safer environment for you and your family.

Curb Appeal on HGTV – Great show to learn how to improve the appearance of your home. Each episodes feature real homeowners and their homes guest experts give advices and tips on different landscape , paint and other tips to improve the appearance of the home. The guest expert will discuss the needs of owner and the crew will get to work on the home. This show is a personal favorite because the first impression of a home is always the outside. No matter how good the house may look on the inside if the outside is not exact the most appealing more than like people would just pass it by. Curb appeal airs on HGTV between 12:30pm-1pm eastern standard time.

A waterfall in the Waterscape Design Group and Paver Planet feature area during setup for the Miami Valley home improvement tool at Hara Arena, Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

Organize. organize. organize! This is a word that many people find overwhelming and extremely stressful. If you are one of these people, then it’s time for you to become a garage organizer by learning just how easy it is to clean up your garage. All it takes is a little effort on your part and a desire to make your garage more usable and attractive. You just need to be motivated and have some time to really sort through that mess in your garage.

This entry was posted on March 2, 2018.