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  • Heavy elements in neutron star mergers detected

    Central predictions by GSI scientists on the formation of heavy elements such as gold and platinum in the universe have now been observed astrophysically. For the first time gravitational waves of merging neutron stars were detected. This also puts further focus on the future accelerator facility FA more

  • Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst

    Individual nanoscale nuggets of gold, copper, aluminum, silver and other metals that capture light's energy and put it to work are being employed by Rice University scientists who have discovered a way to build multifunctional nanoscale structures. The structures have an aluminum core and are dotted more

  • Hints from hemoglobin lead to better carbon monoxide storage

    Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out of iron-based hemoglobin, leading to painful asphyxiation. This affinity for iron comes in handy in a newly created material that can absorb carbon monoxide far better than other materials, with poten more

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Let's Settle This! How to Care for Cast-Iron

Cast-Iron skillets are one of the kitchen's ultimate multitools with some big time advantages over your everyday, stock aluminum pan. Today we're taking a look at why these pans rule, and for you kitchen know-it-alls out there, pay close attention: we're using chemistry to prove the right way to ... more

Burning Iron in Liquid Oxygen

Burning iron is dropped into liquid oxygen. more

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Iron and thermite. We have uploaded this video again higher resolution because the previous version was quite low quality. more

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  • Battling Corrosion in Refineries

    Corrosion in refinery operations has been, and still is, the subject of many studies, papers, courses and web forums. Although a lot of what has been written shows that significant progress in understanding corrosion has been made, it also makes it more

  • Helpers of all sizes for analysts

    Geologists analyze soil samples, the oil industry studies crude oil, and the steel industry wants to know the composition of slag. These are completely different fields, but all begin the analysis process with a high-temperature fusion treatment of t more

  • Particle sizing with static laser scattering

    When determining particle sizes a wide variety of techniques are used in which sieving may be the most popular. Sieving is a relatively simple technique, despite the fact that of course different instrumental approaches can be used. The main advantag more

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The Metals in UK Coins

In the wake of the recent announcement of a new £1 coin to be introduced in 2017, today’s post looks at some of the metals present in the coins of the United Kingdom. All of these coins are produced using alloys, or mixtures of metals; the main metals used include copper, nickel, zinc and iron. The more

Colours of Transition Metal Ions in Aqueous Solution

This graphic looks at the colours of transition metal ions when they are in aqueous solution (in water), and also looks at the reason why we see coloured compounds and complexes for transition metals. This helps explain, for example, why rust (iron oxide) is an orange colour, and why the Statue of L more

Testing for Cations

A previous post looked at the colours of transition metals, and the origin of their colours – this graphic, on the other hand, looks at how transition metals (and some non-transition metals) can be identified by the precipitates they form with sodium hydroxide and ammonia solutions. I’m going to kee more

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  • Aricom plc - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    Aricom plc is a developer of metal and mining assets, focusing on iron ore, ilmenite production and delivery. This comprehensive SWOT profile of Aricom plc provides you with an in-depth strategic analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile will give you a clear and an unbiased more

  • Survey of Copper Salts in China

    Copper salts, the necessary raw materials for industry and agriculture, are widely applied in plating, pesticide, feed, medicine, etc. There are about 40 types of copper salts in China, of which copper sulphate pentahydrate, copper oxychloride, copper hydroxide and bordeaux mixture are four major co more

  • Dongbu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd (012030) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    Dongbu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Dongbu Fine Chemicals) is a Korea-based fine chemicals manufacturer. The company engages in manufacturing of agricultural base chemicals and adhesives. Its operations are organized into four divisions: Agrochemicals, Crop Protectants, Adhesives and Magnetic Power Cor more

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Iron

Iron :For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation) . Fe redirects here; for other uses, see FE . Iron () is a chemical element with the symbol Fe () and atomic number 26. Iron is a group 8 and period 4 element . Iron is a lustrous, silvery sof ... more

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