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AkzoNobel Science Award honors two Swedish professors

02-Oct-2013

Two Swedish scientists have won the 2013 AkzoNobel Science Award in recognition of their prominent research in the fields of materials and surface engineering. Lars Hultman, of Linköping University, and Per Claesson, from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), will be presented with their ...

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Hydrazine has nowhere to hide

29-Aug-2013

Scientists in the US and Korea have developed a highly sensitive fluorescent probe that can detect a toxic chemical used in industrial processes in a variety of different environments – including living cells. Hydrazine is used in in many different applications – as the gas-forming agent in air ...

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'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer

22-Aug-2013

In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight wonder metal magnesium: adding arsenic. Weighing in at two thirds less than aluminium, magnesium is the ...

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Disorder creates rust protection

A material’s nanostructure is decisive in determining how resistant it is against corrosion

12-Aug-2013

Corrosion eats away 75 billion euros of economic output annually in Germany alone. But it may soon be possible to better assess which steels and other alloys will be affected, and how to limit the damage: An international team led by scientists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH ...

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Clariant Oil Services announces new Center of Excellence lab in Malaysia

10-Jul-2013

Clariant announced that it will open a new Center of Excellence lab for its Oil Services business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, building on the company’s commitment to providing innovative technologies and products to customers globally. “Opening this new facility will expand Clariant’s ...

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Beans means hydrogen

04-Jun-2013

Research describes the use of the humble soy bean to produce a cheap and efficient non-precious metal catalyst for sustainable hydrogen production. A barrier to cheap hydrogen for energy is the high cost and low availability of the platinum catalyst used in the electrocatalytic production ...

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450-year-old metal analysed at the nanometre level for finer detail of corrosion mechanism

09-Nov-2012

Corrosion products of a 450-year-old archaeological metal were investigated at the nanometre level using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy by scientists in France and Canada. The work is on a much finer scale than others, which usually analyse the microscale with methods like transmission ...

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Invisible barrier wards off metal corrosion

28-Sep-2012

A coating so thin it’s invisible to the human eye has been shown to make copper nearly 100 times more resistant to corrosion, creating tremendous potential for metal protection even in harsh environments.In a paper published in Carbon, researchers from Monash University and Rice University in the ...

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