Article - 9 Nov 2005
With hard materials exhibiting superior performance to metallic materials, it’s important to understand when they should be used.
Article - 23 Sep 2005
Fracture toughness tests were carried out on Si3N4/S45C joint specimens with interface cracks of different lengths. Evaluation of fracture path and fracture toughness was carried out based on...
Article - 21 Sep 2005
A review of the materials and processing designs to improve the mechanical and corrosion properties of magnesium alloys is reported by grains refinement via repeated plastic working and magnesium...
Article - 20 Sep 2005
Self-crack-healing is proposed as a new method for improvement in reliability of structural ceramics. Mullite/SiC particle/SiC whisker multi-composites were developed for improvement in fracture...
Article - 28 Apr 2005
Sooty engine oils develop a structure of carbon particles at rest. If structure forms quickly, the oil will be immobilized on the engine surface to form immediate lubrication again on start-up. If the...
Article - 3 Apr 2002
A comprehensive overview on magnesia from its origins, occurrences, raw materials, and grades.
Article - 4 Feb 2002
Plasticizers are unique types of additives. Without plasticizers, a majority of the injection molding compounds would have been completely unfit.
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Vinyl roofing offers a clean, quick and safe alternative to built up roof designs, while many existing roofing systems involve a flexible vinyl membrane.
Article - 31 Oct 2001
Vinyl wall coverings are used in both residential and commercial applications for aesthetic and practical reasons. Properties, design considerations, types, installation, maintenance, manufacturing...
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...