Article - 7 Nov 2011
The performance envelope of materials limits much of what technology can accomplish, better materials translate into cleaner, safer, and cheaper energy.
Article - 20 Sep 2011
Boron Carbide is a useful engineering ceramic with many industrial applications, but machining it to final tolerances is a specialized process.
Article - 20 Sep 2005
The role of crystal chemistry in developing ceramic materials for high level radioactive waste immobilisation is reviewed. Synroc, a ceramic material utilising 4 titanate phases was produced that was...
Article - 27 Aug 2003
With nuclear power currently satisfying much of the world's electricity requirements the safety, reliability and economic operation of these plants is of the utmost importance. For this reason...
Article - 15 Aug 2003
Scientists have developed a method for transmuting radioactive iodine from nuclear power stations into a safer form. The technology also has other potential applications. Posted August 13 2003
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...