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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

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

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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  • Core technology springs from nanoscale rods

    Rice University scientists have discovered how to subtly change the interior structure of semi-hollow nanorods in a way that alters how they interact with light, and because the changes are reversible, the method could form the basis of a nanoscale switch with enormous potential. "It's not 0-1, it's more

  • Metamaterial uses light to control its motion

    Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties. The device, which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances, enabling it to oscillate indefinitely using ener more

  • Gold from old phones is real prospect thanks to chemical advance

    Vast quantities of gold could be salvaged from old mobile phones using a simple chemical method, a study shows. Current methods for extracting gold from old gadgets are inefficient and can be hazardous to health, as they often use toxic chemicals such as cyanide, researchers say. Electrical waste - 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 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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