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  • Article - 4 Oct 2011
    This article outlines the history and properties of antimony. It then goes on to describe the main applications of antimony.
  • Article - 30 Jun 2006
    Ruthenium is a hard silvery white metal at room temperature. It is a member of the platinum group metals. The discovery, occurrence, properties and applications of ruthenium are outlined.
  • Article - 11 Feb 2003
    Lithium is an alkai metal and the lightest of all metals. Its abundance, production and applications of the metal and some of its compounds are outlined. Physical, mechanical, electrical, thermal and...
  • Article - 23 Jul 2001
    Uranium is a heavy, silver-white metal resembling nickel. It is malleable, ductile, slightly paramagnetic and pyrophoric when finely divided. Its main uses are as a nuclear fuel, radioactive isotope...
  • 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 - 20 Jul 2001
    Calcium (Ca) is placed in group IIA of the periodic table along with St, Ba and Ra. The name calcium is derived from the Latin word “calas” meaning lime, which was known as early as the first...
  • Article - 23 Nov 2010
    Recent advancements in the field of nano-technology focused attention on developing materials with new and useful characteristics.
  • Article - 20 Jul 2001
    Cobalt is a brittle, hard metal white in appearance resembling nickel but with a bluish tinge instead of the yellow of nickel. It imparts hardness to steels and alloys. Radioactive cobalt 60 has many...
  • Article - 24 May 2001
    Thermoplastic additives such as plasticisers, flame retardants, UV stabilisers, antioxidants and other additives are explained. Fillers, reinforcements and blends such as acrylonitrile butadiene...
  • Article - 20 Jul 2001
    In its pure state chromium is a steel-silvery grey with bluish tinge lustre. It is an extremely hard metal that takes a high polish. As a coating it has no capilliary action to oil and water. Its main...