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  • 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.
  • Article - 14 Dec 2001
    The basic design principles and components of a photovoltaic system are discussed. Other factors such as applications, appropriateness, effects of weather, system size, direct and alternating current...
  • Article - 14 Dec 2001
    Photovoltaics (PV) is the conversion of sunlight directly into electricity. This article outlines what it is, what a typical PV system looks like, how it can be used, how much a system costs and other...
  • Article - 27 Nov 2001
    Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) concrete provides an alternative to steel reinforced concrete. It overcomes corrosion problems, possesses high strength and low stiffness and cracks in the matrix are...