Article - 28 Jan 2021
Some of the methods commonly used to track climate change and ocean acidification have significant disadvantages despite the phenomena being subjects of study for decades. For example, scientists are...
Article - 14 Feb 2019
Zirconia, also known as zirconium dioxide, is a white solid used in ceramic glazes and refractory coatings, as a synthetic substitute for diamonds and as crowns in dentistry.
Article - 8 Jun 2018
Rheology modifiers are common additives in a wide range of products and industries. The scientists use them to obtain desired product properties, from thickness of a cream or better pouring properties...
Article - 11 Oct 2013
Natural rocks are very complex and contain an aggregate of one or more minerals.
Article - 29 Jan 2013
Metal foam is a cellular structure made up of a solid metal containing a large volume fraction of gas-filled pores. These pores can either be sealed (closed-cell foam), or they can be an...
Article - 7 Sep 2012
The mineral fillers are becoming to be an important additives and modifiers for organic polymers. Mineral surface can made more compatible and dispersible in polymers or a reinforcing additive by the...
Article - 1 Feb 2012
Nature’s porous materials, bone, coral and cork, are synonymous with strong and lightweight structures.
Article - 22 Oct 2007
Fillers are used in sealant products to reduce the cost of the material and/or to act as both a rheology control and reinforcement agent. The materials range from fumed silica to natural products such...
Article - 17 Mar 2004
This article looks at the magnesium industry, in particular the effects of cheaply produced metal coming out of China. Applications of magnesium are also covered.
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...