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chemPUR Feinchemikalien und Forschungsbedarf GmbH, Germany

ChemPur delivers more than 3,500 metals and compounds, inorganic specialty chemicals, nano powder, as well as more than 100,000 organic intermediates. Our range of products include precious metal compounds and rare earth compounds, precious metal semi-finished products, sputtering targets from meta more

Plansee SE, Austria

Plansee is the expert in the field of molybdenum, tungsten, tantalum, niobium and chromium products. Refractory metals, alloys and composite materials from Plansee come into use in electronics, coating technology or high-temperature furnaces - wherever traditional materials are stretched beyond thei more

Merck, Germany

The Lab Solutions business unit of Merck Millipore supplies products for research, analytical and clinical laboratories in a wide variety of industries. We are one of the leading suppliers of laboratory chemicals, lab water equipment and consumables. For inorganic chemistry, we offer reagents, refer more

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News Metals

  • Speeding up the hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states

    Water electrolysis could provide high-quality hydrogen gas that can be used in fuel cells directly. However, since noble metals, such as platinum and iridium, are currently needed to initiate such a reaction, the cost is very high. "Obviously, catalysts that are low-cost with high-activity are neede more

  • Spontaneous occurrence of skyrmions in atomically thin cobalt films observed

    Since their experimental discovery, magnetic skyrmions - tiny magnetic knots - have moved into the focus of research. Scientists from Hamburg and Kiel have now been able to show that individual magnetic skyrmions with a diameter of only a few nanometres can be stabilised in magnetic metal films even more

  • Causes for defects in 3D printing

    Additive manufacturing's promise to revolutionize industry is constrained by a widespread problem: tiny gas pockets in the final product, which can lead to cracks and other failures. New research led by teams from Carnegie Mellon University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National more

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Videos Metals

Calcium

Here's an update of our video about the element Calcium. more

Magnesium

We've made a new video about magnesium, the first "useful" metal on the periodic table. more

Strontium

Our new strontium video includes a trip to the village of Strontian, a flame test and some footage of nuclear explosions! more

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Infographics Metals

Group 2 Elements

The second of a series of infographics on the groups of the periodic table, here some general properties of the group 2 elements are examined. As stated previously, these are primarily aimed at secondary school students, hence the relative simplicity and generality of the information presented. more

Group 1 Elements

I wanted to display all the key points about each group of elements, in a way that was both clear and engaging for the pupils – as a consequence, the information presented is relatively basic, so that it’s accessible for as many of the year groups as possible. I also tried to include some informatio more

The Metal Reactivity Series

The metal reactivity series is a commonly taught concept in chemistry, placing the metals, as its name suggests, in order of reactivity from most reactive to least reactive. It’s also a useful tool in predicting the products of simple displacement reactions involving two different metals, as well as more

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Definition

Metal

Metal . In chemistry, a metal (Greek : Metallon) is an element that readily loses electrons to form positive ion s (cations) and has metallic bond s between metal atoms. Metals form ionic bonds with non-metals. They are sometimes described ... more

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