Article - 20 Jul 2001
Calcium is a hard alkaline earth metal and is the fifth most abundant in the Earth’s crust. It is used as cleanser and deoxidiser for non-ferrous metals, an alloying element and a 'getter'. Calcium...
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 - 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 - 1 Apr 2014
Copper-based master alloys are produced for the brass and copper industry.
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 - 16 Nov 2012
A master alloy is a combination of base metals such as copper, aluminum, or nickel, and one or two other elements of relatively higher percentage. It is a semi-finished product that is primarily...
Article - 13 Dec 2001
Silica is one of the most abundant oxides in the earths crust. It exists in 3 crystalline forms as well as amorphous forms. It hasmany useful properties and is used in a range of applications such as...