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Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

W. C. Heraeus has again and again produced innovations, transforming unusual technologies into viable industrial processes, thus developing into an important partner for companies in most branches of industry and research. The Precious Metals Technology of the Engineered Materials Division manufactu more

Alfa Aesar GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Alfa Aesar, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, metals, and life science products for research and development. For more than 50 years, scientists have relied on Alfa Aesar to supply high purity raw materials for a variety of research and dev more

J. G. Eytzinger GmbH, Germany

We produce Gold leaf, Powder Gold, Gold leaf in flakes, Silver and Palladium products for food, cosmetics and paint industry more

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  • For wearable electronic devices plastic holes are golden

    In science, sometimes the best discoveries come when you're exploring something else entirely. That's the case with recent findings from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where a research team has come up with a way to build safe, nontoxic gold wires onto flexible, thin plas more

  • Computers Made of Genetic Material?

    Tinier than the AIDS virus – that is currently the circumference of the smallest transistors. The industry has shrunk the central elements of their computer chips to fourteen nanometers in the last sixty years. Conventional methods, however, are hitting physical boundaries. Researchers around the wo more

  • Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials

    Engineers at the University of California San Diego have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device. Using metamaterials, engineers were able to build a microscale device that shows a 1,000 percent increase in conductivity when activated by low voltage and a more

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Gold Bullion Vault

The Bank of England protects about £197 billion ($315bn) worth of gold, according to the mostly recently published figures. more

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The Nobel Prize Medals (and How to Make Them Disappear)

Next week, the winners of this year’s batch of Nobel Prizes will be announced. Every winner receives a Nobel Prize medal, featuring a portrait of the founder of the prizes, Albert Nobel. This graphic takes a look at the composition of these medals – and how chemistry was once used to make them disap more

The Chemistry of Diamond Rings

Diamonds might purportedly be ‘a girl’s best friend’, but they’re also quite interesting from a chemical perspective. You could be forgiven for thinking that there’s not a whole lot to them; after all, they’re simply one of the possible forms of carbon, formed at high pressure beneath the Earth’s su more

The Chemical Elements of a Smartphone

There are an isolated few graphics online that look at elements involved in the manufacture of a smartphone – for example, this ‘Periodic Table of iPhones’ – but there’s actually remarkably little easily accessible information out there that details the specific compounds used for specific purposes more

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Gold Gold () is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from the Latin aurum, meaning shining dawn) and atomic number 79. It is a highly sought-after precious metal which, for many centuries, ... more

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