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  • Article - 26 Feb 2002
    The source of the term “galvanizing” is not really related to protecting steel from corrosion. The term was derived from the name of Italian physiologist Luigi Galvani.
  • Article - 18 Feb 2002
    So, what do you do when it comes time to replace old capacitors no longer available. This article tells you what you need to know and explains things like test voltage, safety margins, dissipation...
  • Article - 16 Feb 2002
    Tungsten (W) was one of the first alloying elements to be used methodically—as early as the mid-19th century—to enhance the properties of steel.
  • Article - 11 Feb 2002
    Titanium is susceptible to corrosion in some environments despite its relative stability. Some of these types include general, galvanic and crevice corrosion, as well as stress corrosion cracking,...
  • Article - 23 Jan 2002
    With a history much shorter than that of gold, its use and discovery in the 1700's is described. Development of the platinum market through the 1800's and into more modern times is also covered....
  • Article - 15 Jan 2002
    Zirconium is usually contaminated with hafnium due to their chemical similarity. It is resistant to most solvents and performs well in nuclear reactors, where most zirconium metal is used.
  • Article - 8 Jan 2002
    This article covers the not so obvious parts of a PV system. These include the mounting system, tracking structures, power conditioners and power storage components. These are termed "balance of...
  • Article - 7 Jan 2002
    Amorphous silicon is reviewed as a photovoltaic material. Reasons why it is suited to the application, how it works and how it is applied in solar cells are covered.
  • Article - 2 Jan 2002
    Optimum corrosion resistance for stainless steels can be influenced by how clean the surfaces are. This can be affected during fabrication with the most likely contaminants being mild steel, chloride...
  • Article - 14 Dec 2001
    Safety issues associated with the manufacture, installation and usage of solar cells are addressed in the article.