Article - 27 Mar 2002
A comprehensive guide to titanium corrosion in a range of environments such as non-oxidising, acidic and chlorinated environments. A range of corrosion mechanisms for titanium are also covered such...
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 Jun 2012
In 1803AD, Osmium was discovered by Smithson Tennant who separated it and iridium out from an impure platinum sample. Properties, occurence, production and applications of osmium are covered in this...
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 2002
This article focuses on the action of acids such as nitric acid, chromic acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, hydrofluoric acid, sulfurous acid and other inorganic acids on...
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Gold is most widely known as a precious metal due to its high lustre and chemical inertness. It is also used for coinage, ornaments, jewellery, gilding, textile industry, radiation control,...
Article - 26 Mar 2004
The purity of gold is expressed in carats or fineness. These two measures of purity are explained and compared. Purity quality marks are also explained.Why gold alloys are used for jewellery is also...
Article - 2 Aug 2016
Lightweight metals are often produced for operations where lightweight and improved performance properties are required.
Article - 13 Jul 2015
Precious metal mining involves extracting ores from the ground and subjecting them to a number of sample preparation methods for the removal of desired metals.
Article - 5 Dec 2014
With the advent of catalytic converters in car exhaust systems, catalytically active metals such as rhodium (Rh), palladium (Pd), and platinum (Pt) were predominately used in the automotive industry.