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American Institute of Physics



June/July 1996
Volume 2, Number 2


Probing oil wells with NMR
Nuclear magnetic resonance is now being used to detect hydrogen proton spins in rock pores and provides previously inaccessible information about permeability and oil-production capacity of deep wells – Robert Kleinberg

What makes an employable physicist?
Physicists need to develop key qualities and tools beyond their core copmetency in order to compete effectively in the engineer-dominated world of most industrial corporations – Ed Sickafus


The diode-pumped laser revolution
Diode-pumped solid-state laser systems are rapidly replacing older laser technologies in a wide variety of applications, including microprocessing, reprographics, direct-to-plate printing and holographic imaging
–Jennifer Ouellette

New waste treatment methods being developed
Some physics-based disposal techniques are beginning to emerge as safe and cost-effective alternatives to combustion for hazardous wastes– Jennifer Ouellette

Next-generation car checkup

The ups and downs of industrial R&D


Endless frontier, limited resources – Ken McNaughton

Improving ultra-high-resistance measurements – Adam Daire

Cornell offers scientists a fast-track MBA – Phyllis Davis

Advancing semiconductor technology
Larry Sumney

Bridging corporate boxes – Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

Physicists seek energy – Brian Clark


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