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  • Article - 27 Jun 2003
    Synroc is a ceramic materials developed for dealing with high level radioactive waste materials. The evolution and development of Synroc is outlined and its advantages over previous materials used for...
  • Article - 12 May 2003
    In response to a UK government paper indicating they would like to reduce CO2 emissions by 60%, a seminar concluded that it would only be possible using new materials. A summary of the seminar is...
  • Article - 7 Feb 2003
    Potassium is an extremely reactive alkali metal. Its abundance, extraction, occurrence and applications are covered as are mechanical, physical, thermal, electrical and atomic properties.
  • Article - 6 Feb 2003
    Sodium is a highly reactive alkali metal. Properties such as electrical, physical, thermal and atomic properties are listed, while its occurrence, abundance and applications are also covered.
  • Article - 24 Jan 2003
    Boron is a light element which will react with metals to form borates. Its occurrence, applications, atomic properties, isotope distribution, ionisation potential, physical properties, electrical...
  • Article - 19 Dec 2001
    Hafnium has a bright silver luster and is naturally ductile. The metal has a tightly-packed hexagonal crystal structure. It also has excellent resistance to corrosion.
  • Article - 18 Dec 2001
    Part of the lanthanide series, erbium (Er) is a rare-earth element found in a wide range of minerals like blomstrandine, polycrase, fergusonite, euxenite, xenotime, and gadolinite.
  • Article - 18 Dec 2001
    Dysprosium (Dy) is a chemical element belonging to the actinide series. In 1950, Spedding and colleagues isolated the element using techniques like metallographic reduction and ion-exchange...
  • Article - 24 Sep 2001
    Porous ceramic foams have emerged as a viable alternative to refractory ceramic fibres since they were classified as carcinogenic. Hi-Por is a ceramic foam that has similar properties to FCFs without...
  • Article - 21 Aug 2003
    The three most significant advances in alloy metallurgy since Australia's Federation are reviewed. Namely aluminium alloys and age hardening, stainless steels and nuclear power. Each of these topics...