Article - 13 Feb 2004
Gold palladium alloys are primarily used in jewellery, where they are known as white gold. Some compositions are provided for palladium containing white gold. Other uses such as dentistry are also...
Article - 7 Feb 2003
In 1790, Strontium (Sr) was discovered by Adair Crawford. However, only in 1808, the element was isolated through electrolysis by Davy.
Article - 29 Nov 2002
The trends for gold across the world for the second quarter of 2002 are reported. Demand for investment and indutrial gold are reported as well as quantities traded. Affects of economic and industrial...
Article - 27 Jun 2002
X-Ray fluorescence is probably best known for compositonal analysis. However, it can also be used as a form of non-destructive testing for measuring coating thickness. The basic system, technique and...
Article - 30 May 2010
Niton XRF analyzers are designed to quickly and reliably provide accurate metals analysis, and have become the worldwide standard for identifying and quantifying lead, cadmium and other toxic heavy...
Article - 17 Feb 2004
Tin/Silver alloys were developed as solders as an alternative to lead-containing solders. Their properties and applications are outlined.
Article - 19 Mar 2003
A concise report on the state of play of the gold market relating to industrial applications. Current and future devlopments for the elcteronics biomaterials/dental, pharamaceuticals and catalyst...
Article - 15 Oct 2002
Iridium competes for the title of the densest material known to man. It is hard and brittle and is also one of the most corrosion resistant metals known. Its occurrence, properties and applications...
Article - 6 Jun 2002
Gutta percha is a form of natural rubber introduced to the west in 1843. It was used for wire insulation for submarine telephone cales, golf balls and jewellery making. It has few uses today except in...
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.