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The Rising Tide of Super Seaweed

The Rising Tide of Super Seaweed

Tipped as one of the superfood trends of 2016, seaweed is packed with minerals, vitamins, fibre, omega 3 and protein, often being added to food as a nutrient boost. Claims that it can prevent colon cancer, control blood glucose level and aid digestion make it of significant dietary and health interest whilst sustainable farming and harvesting methods have led to seaweed’s recognition as a ‘futurefood’ as well as a superfood. [More]
Sensitive Gas Analyser Monitors Sealed Controlled Environments

Sensitive Gas Analyser Monitors Sealed Controlled Environments

A new interface for the QIC-series quadrupole gas analysers, the QIC-SC interface, encloses an element of the QIC sampling line within a flexible outer stainless steel bellows sealing directly to the internal wall of the process or environment enclosure to ensure totally secure containment of the enclosed environment with just the analyte extracted. [More]
Newly Published Paper Highlights Experimental Study of Electrical Conductivity Measurement of Hydrous Minerals

Newly Published Paper Highlights Experimental Study of Electrical Conductivity Measurement of Hydrous Minerals

A newly published paper "Experimental study of the electrical conductivity of hydrous minerals in the crust and the mantle under high pressure and high temperature" on SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences overviews the studies of electrical conductivity measurement of hydrous minerals in recent years. [More]
Microwave Treatment Improves Colour and Structure of Rubies

Microwave Treatment Improves Colour and Structure of Rubies

Researchers from India’s CSIR - Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) have tested a new way to improve the colour, clarity and lustre of rubies: microwaves. The study, conducted by Shubhashree Swain, is published in Springer’s journal Applied Physics A. [More]
Deben Reports on the Use of Their CT5000 Tensile/Compression Stage at the Centre for X-Ray Tomography at Ghent University (UGCT) Belgium.

Deben Reports on the Use of Their CT5000 Tensile/Compression Stage at the Centre for X-Ray Tomography at Ghent University (UGCT) Belgium.

Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the use of the CT5000 tensile/compression stage at the Centre for X-ray Tomography at Ghent University in Belgium where it is used for tensile and compressive strength tests on geomaterials. [More]
Rice University Researchers Induce Superplasticity in 2D Materials

Rice University Researchers Induce Superplasticity in 2D Materials

Researchers from Rice University have been analyzing the characteristics of a 2D dichalcogenide - molybdenum disulfide - and discovered that its atomically thin layers could adopt the characteristics of plastic in the presence of a sulfur-infused gas at a specific pressure and temperature. [More]
Rigaku Publishes Method for Analysis of Iron Concentrates

Rigaku Publishes Method for Analysis of Iron Concentrates

Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. has published a new application report detailing the measurement of iron, silicon dioxide and sulfur in magnetite ore concentrate. [More]
Free Webinar on Automation for Analytical Solutions in Industrial Environments by PANalytical

Free Webinar on Automation for Analytical Solutions in Industrial Environments by PANalytical

PANalytical, the world’s leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray and related techniques, announces their free webinar on Automation for analytical solutions in industrial environments ... [More]
Glencore Signs Distribution Agreement with Minerals Technologies for Chromite Products

Glencore Signs Distribution Agreement with Minerals Technologies for Chromite Products

Minerals Technologies Inc. announced today that it has entered into agreement with Glencore in South Africa. Under the agreement, Glencore will supply chromite products from the Glencore-Merafe joint venture that will be exclusively distributed by Minerals Technologies in certain territories, including the Americas. [More]
SciAps Launches Geochemistry App for LIBS Analyzers in Mining & Exploration Industries

SciAps Launches Geochemistry App for LIBS Analyzers in Mining & Exploration Industries

SciAps, a Woburn, MA based portable analytical instrumentation company, is pleased to announce the addition of a Geochemistry App for its family of handheld LIBS analyzers, the Z-500 and Z-100. [More]