Linus Pauling site

Linus Pauling and the Nature of the Chemical Bond

Utilizing over 2,500 manuscript pages, nearly 100 photographs, and more than four hours of audio and video, this website tells the story of a cornerstone achievement of twentieth century science…

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Kobe Steel executives take a bow

Kobe steel humbled over data fabrication scandal that started in Copper and Aluminium section which has been a growing sector of the company.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201710090031.html

Problem reportedly about copper and aluminium durability levels according to the worlds press, concern spreads that it points to problems in company culture, and other products may be effected.

Kobe steel press releases in English can be found here: http://www.kobelco.co.jp/english/releases

The revelations comes soon after announcement of joint venture to set up aluminium manufacturing plant in South Korea.

Tools for visualisation of citation networks – looking at Bainite literature

VOSviewer and CiteNetExplorer are a couple of tools for analysing and visualising patterns in scientific literature. These tools are freely available to use and distribute java programs (working on Windows, MacOS and Linux for example) written by researchers at Leiden University.

To get going, first we do a search on web of science, then download data as a list of “Full Record and Cited References” as a Tab-delimited file, in blocks of 500 entries (manually select to download record 1-500, 501-1000, etc. Then these files can be opened in both VOSviewer and CiteNetExplorer. For example I conducted a search on the topic “Bainite”.

Now we have beautiful graphs that identify key papers in a field.

Criteria for weighting the links in the network, or grouping the publications, and how to represent the results can all be changed depending on the data being explored.