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# Join Me at the SMTA Harsh Environments Conference in Amsterdam May 23 to May 25

Folks, Join me at the SMTA Harsh Environments Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on May 23 to May 25, 2023. I will be giving a presentation on &...

# Peer into the Future - Technology Required for Virtual Reality

The next generation of virtual reality is packing a lot more technology into an even smaller space - but as material science engineers and solder manu...

# Using the Density Technique to Estimate Gold Mass Fractions in Gold Alloys with Silver and Copper

Folks, My second email from Adriana Re using density to determine gold mass fraction is below. She asked if we could communicate in French. The transl...

# How Long Does It Take to Electroplate Indium?

This blog explains how to calculate the time it takes to electroplate a metal such as Indium onto a substrate. The time it takes directly depends on t...

# Calculating the Mass Fraction of Gold in a Gold Alloy

Adriana writes, "Dear Dr. Ron. I’m trying to program the equation for determining the weight fraction of gold in scrap metal from the densi...

# Gallium Uses in Technology

In our modern world gallium is used everywhere, and modern life would be unrecognizible without the benefits it provides. As you are reading this, the...

# Compositional Analysis of Metals by ICP-OES: Some Basics

In the world of electronics assembly, the utilization of high-quality alloys is critical to a successful product, and is verified through accurate and...

# P Value Calculator for F Statistics

Folks, In my last post, I discussed an Excel® spreadsheet to calculate p values for hypothesis tests in which the t distribution is employed. The ...

# Calculating the p Value from the t Value

Folks, With small sample sizes, say less than 200, the Normal Distribution needs a correction. William Sealy Gossett discovered this correction, while...