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Applied Materials Revolutionizes Etch With Breakthrough Selective Materials Technology

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Applied Materials, Inc. is revolutionizing etch technology with its Applied Producer® Selectra™ system, the industry's first extreme selectivity etch tool that introduces new materials engineering capabilities for continued scaling of 3D logic and memory chips.

“One of the most significant hurdles in producing advanced chips is to selectively remove a specific material without damaging other exposed materials in the multi-layer device,” said Dr...

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The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

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On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which amends the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the Nation’s primary chemicals management law.

The new law, which received bipartisan support in both the U.S...

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Researchers Discover a New Method to Boost Oil Recovery

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As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used to boost production may pollute underground water resources...

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Collaboration with Pharma Will Introduce Nanotechnologies in Early Stage Drug Development

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The Frederick National Lab has begun to assist several major pharmaceutical companies in adopting nanotechnologies in early stage drug development, when the approach is most efficient and cost-effective.

For some time, the national lab’s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) has worked with pharmaceutical companies on reformulating cancer drugs that failed in human clinical trials because of toxicity or other issues...

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