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 - 13 Jun 2012
In 1807AD, potassium was first prepared by English chemist Sir Humphrey Davy. Davy melted a small amount of potash, and passed electric current through it.
Article - 6 Jan 2004
Mica is a naturally occurring mineral and as such its exact composition varies between grades. Chemical, electrical, mechanical, physical and thermal properties are provided.
Article - 10 Nov 2008
The food safety act was introduced in 1990 to ensure the exercise of due diligence throughout the food chain. The feed materials assurance scheme (FEMAS) covers the sourcing and production of feed...
Article - 28 Jul 2006
This overview on aluminium covers aspects from its discovery, its sources including raw materials, the properties that make it so attractive, common processing techniques and applications.
Article - 10 Jan 2003
The performance of titanium, or more specifically, the stability of the titanium oxide film in various environments is outlined. Some environments include chlorine, water, mineral acids, salt...
Article - 27 Mar 2002
A comprehensive guide to titanium corrosion in a range of environments such as non-oxidising, acidic and chlorinated environments. A range of corrosion mechanisms for titanium are also covered such...
Article - 4 Apr 2012
This article shows the benefits of improved XRF mapping for identification and characterization of elemental distribution within the target sample.
Article - 12 Jul 2011
Specific grades can withstand months of exposure to various bases, including hydroxides and alkalis.
Article - 10 Jul 2008
The microstructural evolution in a triaxial body containing kaolin, quartz and anorthoclase has been examined. DTA reveals that kaolin dehydroxylates at 494°C and mullitization starts at 990°C.