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  • Article - 20 Jul 2001
    Gold is most widely known as a precious metal due to its high lustre and chemical inertness. It is also used for coinage, ornaments, jewellery, gilding, textile industry, radiation control,...
  • Article - 20 Jul 2001
    Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earth metals. It is malleable and oxidises readily at room temperature. It is used in pyrophoric alloys for cigarette lighters and in the making of some...
  • Article - 20 Jul 2001
    In 1817, German chemist Friedrich Strohmeyer discovered cadmium from an impurity of zinc carbonate (ZnCO3). Cadmium derives from the Latin term ‘cadmia’ and the Greek word ‘kadmeia’, which are ancient...
  • Article - 16 Jul 2001
    Definitions of material properties covered in AZoM Property Tables. Properties covered include mechanical, physical, thermal, electrical and environmental properties.
  • Article - 6 Jun 2001
    Developments in the steel industry are helping stave off challenges from alternative materials such as aluminium and plastics in the automotive industry. Steel still dominates for many reasons which...
  • Article - 24 May 2001
    Deformation, viscoelastic creep, tensile strength, anisotropy and impact strength of thermoplastics are covered. The differences the modes of behaviour between thermoplastics and most other materials...
  • Article - 23 May 2001
    Aluminium, glass reinforced plastics and fibre reinforced composites are the main materials used in small commercial marine craft. Each of these materials has its place in the industry and its...
  • Article - 16 May 2001
    Strongest aliphatic Nylon. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.
  • Article - 12 May 2001
    Easier to process than Nylon 6/6 (castable). Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.
  • Article - 11 May 2001
    Cheap, good chemical resistance. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.