Article - 3 May 2004
Researchers at The University of California at Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created a silica (SiO2) aerogel that is 98% porous. The concept has been patented and applications...
Article - 14 Feb 2001
There are materials that exhibit a rapid rise in resistivity when heated above the Curie Temperature. Generally ceramics with a titanate structure, they are used in temperature control applications.
Article - 17 Aug 2006
Manufacturing entire objects from pure silver metal or coating them with silver is prohibitively expensive for consumer items but research has found that impregnating other materials with silver...
Article - 18 Feb 2003
One of the attractive properties of aluminium is its ability to be recycled. Reasons why it is recycled are covered as are recycling rates, how it is separated from other building materials for...
Article - 5 Sep 2001
Contains a general overview of the polymer Perfluoroalkoxyethylene including relative advantages, disadvantages and applications, together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 4 Sep 2001
Marginally improved toughness, relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 31 Aug 2001
Improved tensile strength, flexural modulus, and oxygen index and heat distortion temperature compared with unmodified PPO. However, a higher mould temperature is required for reduced strain in the...
Article - 6 Feb 2001
Magnesia is a highly refractory ceramic material. Applications include refractory bricks and shapes, crucibles, cements, heating elements, crushable bushes, thermocouple tubes, brake linings, plasma...
Article - 5 Dec 2007
This article investigates the effects of rapid drying of ZnO slip cast bodies by microwave heating and compares the results with those dried by conventional heating techniques. The extent of warpage...
News - 30 Jun 2009
Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester have developed a new synthesis method, which has led them to the discovery of fluorescent silicon nanoparticles...