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 - 25 Jun 2003
Polytetrafluoroethylene coated glass fabrics are fabrics woven from continuous filament glass yarns, coated with Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Applications, and chemical, electrical, physical and...
Article - 21 Feb 2003
Polybenzimidazole is a thermoplastic with excellent high temperature properties. Its chemical, mechanical, electrical, physical and thermal properties are listed.
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 - 20 Jan 2003
This article discusses repairing eroded and worn power generation and mining industry components with a laser.
Article - 11 Jan 2003
Titanium alloys are suited to use in both surgical tools and implants. Material properties that contribute to the suitability, alloys that are used and appplications such as bone and joint...
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 13 Mar 2002
Concrete has been around since 5600BC. Developments since then are outlined including the discovery of portland cement. The composition and hydration or 'curing' of portland cements are explained as...
Article - 4 Feb 2002
At temperatures greater than 1350 °C, the solid-state reaction of titania and alumina leads to the synthesis of aluminum titanate. Depending on its reactivity, the synthesized powder can be sintered...
Article - 7 Jan 2002
Friction stir welding is a recent modification on friction welding. It is suited to aluminium, magnesium and other metals and can join dissimilar materials. Advantages over fusion welding are, no...