An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the ‘ghost’ of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters.
Ivan Zhidkov and Ernst Kurmaev, Department of Electrophysics, Institute of Physics and Technology, Ural Federal University, in collaboration with coworkers from Skoltech, the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University, have determined unknown properties of perovskite solar cells.
Scientists at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) in Japan have shown that a particular material can serve as an effective battery component for sodium-ion batteries that will compete with lithium-ion batteries for various characteristics of the battery, in particular, the speed of charge.
Researchers for a long time believed that the lower mantle was made up of bridgmanite (Mg, Fe)SiO3 and magnesiowüstite (Mg, Fe)O, in which Fe2+ resides. This view was revised when experiments proved that Fe2+ simply cannot exist at the temperature and pressure of the lower mantle.
A new study by researchers at NASA and Binghamton University, State University of New York, could result in a substantial decrease in flight times.
Researchers are exploring mineral deposits containing locked resources of gold in refractory ores using Curtin University’s new Geoscience Atom Probe Facility.
In the world of geological analysis, sample preparation is critical. The ability to extract minerals of interest, like zircons, for geochronology studies is key to the success of a project
Scientists of Tomsk State University are working on changing physicochemical properties of zeolites using thermal and mechanical treatment. Based on the results of this research the scientists will be able to create a new material for a portable device for hemodialysis.
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.
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.