Article - 3 Apr 2002
While platinum is best known as a precious metal and use in jewellery and as an investment, it has several other key uses. Some of these include catalysts for automotive and chemical applications,...
Article - 11 Feb 2002
Platinum, with its unique physical and chemical properties, is used in a wide variety of industrial and environmental applications. It is also regarded as one of the finest, among all jewelry metals.
Article - 8 Jan 2002
Concentrators are essentially lenses that help to increase the intensity of the light hitting the PV. Concentrator systems are more complex and actually consist of complex optics. Their makeup,...
Article - 30 Nov 2001
Biaxial testing is a method that can assess how polymer matrix composites will perform under complex load situations.
Article - 26 Oct 2001
Vinyl has been used in electrical applications for over 50 years. Factors contributing to its popularity include fire performance, economical choice, durability and versatilty. Applications range from...
Article - 25 Oct 2001
A complete overview on vinyl including history, what it is, where it comes from, environmental issues, health aspects, dioxin emissions, additives, plasticisers, stabilisers, properties and...
Article - 27 Aug 2001
Surface treatments such as ion implantation, ion beam mixing, laser processing, PVD, CVD and laser alloying are being applied to monolithic ceramic materials to improve surface properties so that they...
Article - 23 Aug 2001
Gobel mirrors are special mirrors designed for the reflection of x-rays. Produced using pulsed laser deposition they have advantages such as increased primary intensity, more forgiving in the area of...
Article - 31 Jul 2001
Over the past decade, single-mode optical fiber has become firmly established as the preferred medium for terrestrial communications.
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...