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No more acid needed

Separation of rare earth metals from electronic waste

11-Sep-2017

A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements. For shredded magnet-containing electronic wastes, the process does not require pre-processing such ...

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Environmentally friendly alternative to prohibited hard chrome plating using chromium(VI)

16-Aug-2017

The strict conditions on the use of chromium(VI) for corrosion and wear protection coatings, which will take effect in the EU in September 2017, hit the manufacturers of highly stressed metal components particularly hard. One such company is IHC Vremac Cylinders B.V. in the Dutch city of ...

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LANXESS to streamline the chrome value chain of its leather business

Stronger focus on innovative, service-intensive specialties for leather production

22-Jun-2017

LANXESS is to further strengthen the competitiveness of its leather chemicals business. The core element is a shift from the international chrome value chain to centralization in South Africa, where chrome ore is processed into the intermediate sodium dichromate and ultimately to chrome ...

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New chemical method could revolutionize graphene

16-Jun-2017

University of Illinois at Chicago scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications while maintaining its ultra-fast electronics. Graphene, a lightweight, thin, flexible material, can be used to enhance the strength and ...

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New high-energy compounds predicted

14-Feb-2017

Using theoretical methods, an international group of scientists led by Artem R. Oganov, Professor of Skoltech, Stony Brook University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology predicted unusual from the point of view of classical chemistry nitrides of hafnium and chromium with the chemical ...

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Discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter - and cleaner

18-Jan-2017

Researchers here have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from the old Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends: They've found a way to deactivate "nano twins" to improve the high-temperature properties of superalloys that are used in jet engines. The advance could ...

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Composite material for water purification

Removal of multiple contaminants from water by supported ionic liquid phases

17-Jan-2017

Fresh, clean water coming directly from the tap is a true luxury. In developing countries, people often have no choice but to use a contaminated river for drinking water. Water filters can help by quickly converting polluted surface or ground water into safe drinking water. In the journal ...

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Random Access Memory on a Low Energy Diet

Researchers develop basis for a novel memory chip

05-Jan-2017

Memory chips are among the most basic components in computers. The random access memory is where processors temporarily store their data, which is a crucial function. Researchers from Dresden and Basel have now managed to lay the foundation for a new memory chip concept. It has the potential to ...

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Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

09-Dec-2016

After decades of eluding researchers because of chemical instability, key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, a significant advance for growing the clusters with the impeccable control over atoms that's required to manufacture small features in electronic circuits. Oregon State ...

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We gather here today to join lasers and anti-lasers

Marriage opens door to development of single device with exceptional range of optical capabilities

11-Nov-2016

Bringing opposing forces together in one place is as challenging as you would imagine it to be, but researchers in the field of optical science have done just that. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have for the first time created a ...

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