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 - 14 Jan 2002
Nanophase Technologies Corp have released a new range of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Available in 3 sizes (others available on request), the powders are suited to electronics and personal care, with...
Article - 9 Oct 2001
There are several different types of zirconia such as partially stabilised versions and tetragonal zirconia polycrystals.
Article - 3 Oct 2001
Mullite is the mineralogical name for the only chemically stable intermediate phase in the SiO2–Al2O3 system. The mineral rarely occurs in its natural form, and can be found on the Isle of Mull off...
Article - 24 Sep 2001
By applying heat and air pressure or tool movement, superplastically formed aluminium alloys can be stretched and formed.
Article - 16 Aug 2001
Non-oxide ceramics such as silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminium nitride and titanium diboride posess unique properties that allow them to perform under extreme conditions.
Article - 19 Jun 2001
Since the turn of the century, the explosion of information technology has created a requirement for large quantities of high-quality fiber optic cables, which are thousands of kilometers long and 100...
Article - 11 May 2001
Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.
Article - 3 Apr 2001
This article provides a comprehensive introduction into the process of injection moulding of plastics. It covers the various stages in the process and also looks at design parameters.
Article - 9 Feb 2001
Boron Carbide (B4C) is one of the hardest materials known to man. As such, many of its applications revolve around its wear resistance including such uses as abrasives and nozzles. It also has some...