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Poco Graphite Hires Applications Engineer

Photonics.com
Feb 2008
Poco Graphite Inc. of Decatur, Texas, has hired Chatura Patuwathvithane as an applications engineer. Patuwathvithane received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Colombo, Sir Lanka, and has an MS in physics and materials engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Poco Graphite makes graphite and silicon carbide materials for semiconductor, biomedical, optical, electronics, aerospace and industrial applications.



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electronics
That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
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Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
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