Article - 7 Nov 2009
A thin coating of gold is often used in building glazing to reflect heat radiation, and helps keep buildings warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Article - 12 Aug 2004
Reseachers at UCL have developed a coating based on vanadium dioxide that, when applied to glass windows, will reflect heat but allow light to pass thtough. Posted August 10 2004
Article - 7 Mar 2001
Smart coatings provide an optimal response to an external stimulus. They have potential applications in building windows for thermal/UV control, wear and corrosion and aerospace. Also covered are...
Article - 3 Oct 2001
Mullite is the mineralogical name for the only chemically stable intermediate phase in the SiO2–Al2O3 system. The mineral rarely occurs in its natural form, and can be found on the Isle of Mull off...
Article - 31 Jul 2001
The reprocessing of nuclear fuels is a complex one. Materials such as concrete, stainless steels, titanium, zirconium, hafnium and various polymers all play a role and have been selected for their...
Article - 23 Jun 2016
Based in Salzburg Austria, MACO is a leading international manufacturer of window and door fittings. The company was established in 1947 and now has a international workforce of around 2300 personnel,...
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 - 6 Feb 2001
Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) or alumina is one of the most versatile of refractory ceramic oxides and finds use in a wide range of applications.
Article - 6 Oct 2014
In recent years, self-cleaning coating technologies have become increasingly popular as they reduce cleaning labour expenses and are also used extensively in commercial products.
Article - 11 Nov 2003
Synthetic diamonds are normally processed in a microwave reactor. The use of a plasma jet reactor can increase diamond deposition rates by as much as 10-100 times. The systems are briefly described...