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 (Sn) is mostly found in cassiterite (SnO2) and has been known since ancient times. It is obtained by reducing the ore with coal in a reverberatory furnace.
Article - 7 May 2002
Niobium was first discovered by Hatchett in 1801, but this metal was produced only in 1864, when Blomstrand reduced niobium chloride.
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 (Fe) is a metal that has been known since ancient times. In fact, the Earth’s crust is made up of 5% of iron, which is the second most abundant metal after aluminum.