Chinese to English: 化学实验之心得 General field: Social Sciences Detailed field: Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Source text - Chinese 这所实验室是国内对garphene研究第一的实验室，然而研究中并非一切顺利，记得当开始我们试图用电子束配合离子刻蚀在石墨烯薄膜上切割出纳米级别的裂口时，我们只能一直试图通过调节电子束的大小和曝光时间试图在石墨烯表面的胶层上切割出几纳米的缺口，但是切口一直过宽。我一方面去查找文献，研究其中对于处理切割石墨烯薄膜的方法，同时又找到了许多关于切割的基本原理方面的书籍钻研，我开始认识到电子束透射部分在石墨烯下的二氧化硅衬底上发散二次反射的几率非常大，导致切割误差变大，我创造性的提出切割中电子束由直线连续切割改为虚线间断切割。同时尝试着用加保护气体的电烧断法，也获得了成功。
Translation - English This was the first lab in China to embark upon Graphene research, but my research experience in this lab was not so smooth from the very beginning to the end. I remembered when we tried to cut a nano-size rift on Graphene film through the combination of electron beam and ion etching techniques, all we finally got was a gap of several nanometers on the coating of Graphene surface and the cut width was also unduly big. I looked it up in working papers to find a better processing method to cut Graphene film and also read a lot of books on the fundamentals of cutting process, which helped me to know that the cut-through electron beam is very likely to be reflected for the second time on the silicon dioxide lining under Graphene so that the cut-off error becomes bigger. I pioneered a creative suggestion to change direct-line continuous cutting of electron beam to broken-line interrupted cutting and the protected gas electric cut-off method I suggested also proved to be a success.
Chinese to English: 四川地震报告 General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Linguistics
Source text - Chinese 有9万左右的同胞在这次地震中丧生，各种各样的画面通过报纸、杂志、电视、电影及人们的谈话中占据了我很大一部分的生活空间。地震受害最厉害的县城之一北川成了一片废墟，这里俨然成了一个极端的悲剧。北川已经成了一个死城，到现在我连一个完整的房子画面都没有见到过。有一所中学，全是十几岁的孩子，由于房屋倒塌，仅仅跑出来几个，其余的孩子全部被压倒在坍塌的房屋下面，每次想起这个事情心都会阵阵在痛。那些可怜的人们，上帝，他们不应该这样的，他们还处在最美好的年华。地震固然是罪魁祸首，然而从我们人类自身的角度，包括这些伤亡严重的学校，何尝不是因为建筑上的“豆腐渣”工程占了另外一个重要原因。人类永远是朝向对自己有利的哪方面选择的，尽管这种选择终究会酿成很大的悲剧。
Translation - English About 90 thousand people lost their lives in this earthquake. Every day, I was surrounded by all kinds of pictures from newspapers, magazines, TVs, films, as well as conversations about the earthquake. It’s said that Beichuan County was the worst hit one, where no house was left undamaged. The most severe accident during the earthquake happened in a middle school in Beichuan County, where most of the students were overwhelmed by the collapsed buildings, only several students escaped. Whenever I thought about it, my heart ached about the poor children. They shouldn’t just die like that when they were supposed to enjoy the best of their youth. Undoubtedly, the earthquake is the culprit, however, the construction of the jerry-built project, including the badly damaged schools accounts for another important reason. Human being always choose to satisfy their own interest, even though such a choice will eventually lead to a great tragedy.
English to Chinese: Concentrator pending issues list General field: Tech/Engineering Detailed field: Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Source text - English b. Corrosion in the valve (Verdigris) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdigris. Mr. Bian talked with the manufacturer and suggested they use stainless steel. The mfr stated the SS was difficult to work with and preferred nickel-coated copper or anodized aluminum. What’s the current status? The body will be hard coat anodized. The shaft (shuttle) will either be chrome-plated brass or hard-coat anodized aluminum. Mr. Bian will get answer from the supplier next week. Mr. Bian will need to specify the type of aluminum for valve the body (and shuttle if used there). The current aluminum grade is unspecified and unknown. Cary would like 5 sample valves when solution is completed. Sample valves are needed by end of December.
Translation - Chinese 阀门的腐蚀（铜锈）
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