Article - 14 Jun 2012
Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff discovered the element Rubidium in 1861 with the help of a spectroscope while analyzing a mineral called lepidolite. Properties and applications of rubidium are...
Article - 29 Jul 2002
Ceramic microdetectors or ceramic photocells may help to cure some kinds of blindness. These materials detect incoming light and convert it into electrical impulses, similar to the retina. The origins...
Article - 26 Mar 2002
Several factors affect fire spreading in domestic fires such as ignition, thermal inertia, heat release rates and smoke and gas generation by materials present. The measurement of heat release rates...
Article - 29 May 2012
Graphene is widely regarded as one of the most exciting materials in the world of materials science. But what is it? What makes it so Special and what will it be used for?
Article - 7 Apr 2008
The first instruments plastics molders, extruders, and compounders to consider when outfitting a new lab is a melt-flow indexer or "melt indexer".
Article - 9 Apr 2013
Thallium bromide is a chemical compound whose crystalline structure is of cubic CsCl type at room temperature. However, the structure transforms into orthorhombic thallium iodide type upon cooling. It...