Article - 27 Nov 2003
Researchers have developed a new ultra-light transparent magnetic material based on silica aerogels and extremely fine Nd2Fe1B magnetic particles. Properties and potential applications for the...
Article - 20 Jul 2004
Researchers at LSU have received funding to further research into superconductive coatings they have deposited onto carbon fibres. The superconductor coatings have potential applications in space...
Article - 30 Mar 2004
The Nanomizer process is the first commercial technology for producing uniform nanoparticles. It is suited to a range of materials and can produce controlled morphologies and microstructures....
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 - 23 Aug 2002
Neodymium is a rare earth metal. It has uses in glasses, enamels, magnets and steel making. Its discovery, occurence, refining and properties are also described.
Article - 31 Jul 2001
SHS is a process where materials react during a rapid solid state spontaneous reaction at very high temperatures. The rapid heating and cooling and elevated temperatures allow the production of novel...
Article - 29 Jul 2001
Tin is a silvery-white lustres metal, with a bluish tinge. It is malleable to a certain extent and is ductile and possesses a highly crystalline structure. Applications iunclude solders, pewter,...
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.
Article - 15 Jan 2002
Zirconium is usually contaminated with hafnium due to their chemical similarity. It is resistant to most solvents and performs well in nuclear reactors, where most zirconium metal is used.
Article - 30 Jul 2001
Iron is one of the cheapest and most abundant, useful and important of all metals. It is used in alloy steels, construction, buliding, manufacturing, magnets and automotive industries.