Nickel Powder and Its Uses – Everything You Need to Know

The chemical element nickel plays an essential role in every day’s live because there are many nickel-containing products we use daily.

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OnAugust 23, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

Scientists capture neon in an organic environment for the first time

In a new study, researchers from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have teamed up to capture neon within a porous crystalline framework.

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OnAugust 18, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

Putting the pressure on platinum – Researchers synthesize uniquely structured platinum-based superconducting material

Superconductors are materials that, when cooled below a certain temperature, conduct free-flowing electricity without it being impeded by resistance. They are used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, magnetic levitation trains and particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider. Researchers are constantly on the lookout for materials that can become superconducting at higher-than-currently-possible temperatures and lower costs.

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OnAugust 11, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

New silicon structures could make better biointerfaces

A team of researchers from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have engineered silicon particles one-fiftieth the width of a human hair, which could lead to “biointerface” systems designed to make nerve cells fire and heart cells beat.

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OnAugust 5, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

Titanium and gold equals new gold standard for artificial joints

Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it’s strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic, but an unexpected discovery by Rice University physicists shows that the gold standard for artificial joints can be improved with the addition of some actual gold.

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OnJuly 29, 2016, posted in: Latest News by