Article - 5 Feb 2003
Ruthenium is a member of the platinum group of metals. It has limited uses in the pure state but is often alloyed with precious metals and titanium. Properties such as chemical resistance, electrical,...
Article - 31 Jan 2003
Rhodium is a refractory metal. Its occurrence, and typical properties such as electrical, mechanical, thermal and physical properties are listed.
Article - 15 Oct 2002
Iridium competes for the title of the densest material known to man. It is hard and brittle and is also one of the most corrosion resistant metals known. Its occurrence, properties and applications...
Article - 14 Oct 2002
Manganese is an important alloying additive for ferrous and non-ferrous alloys imparting many beneficial properties. Sources, production, allotropes, properties and applications of manganese and some...
Article - 12 Sep 2002
The discover, occurence and production of yttrium are outlined. Key properties are covered and applications of the pure metal and important ytrrium-containing compounds are described. A detialed...
Article - 18 Dec 2001
Gallium is one of only three metals that can exist as a liquid at room temperature. It can exhibit superconducting properties and expands upon freezing. It is used in thermometers, solders,...
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earth metals. It is malleable and oxidises readily at room temperature. It is used in pyrophoric alloys for cigarette lighters and in the making of some...
Article - 12 Apr 2001
This article outlines the effects on steel of the addition of elements including chromium, nickel, vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, boron, cobalt, titanium, aluminium, manganese, and silicon.
Article - 13 Feb 2003
Zinc's abubdance, extraction, applications and properties are all outlined. Mechanical, physical, electrical, thermal and atomic properties are all included.
Article - 7 May 2002
Niobium is also commonly known as columbium. Its occurrence, key properties and applications as an element and in the form of alloys and compounds are all covered.