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FRIATEC AG, Germany

FRIATEC AG Mannheim - founded in 1860 - covering an area of approx. 350.00 m2 - about 1100 employees - turnover 190 Mio € - specialist for corrosion- and wear-resistant materials - industrial activities: plastic products, mechanical engineering and industrial ceramics more

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  • New porous material promising for making renewable energy from water

    One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide, that exhibits promising properties to capture solar energy and split water for hydrogen g more

  • A touch of gold and silver

    Metals are usually characterized by good electrical conductivity. This applies in particular to gold and silver. However, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, together with partners in Pisa and Lund, have now discovered that some precious metals lose this more

  • Silicon as a semiconductor: silicon carbide would be much more efficient

    In power electronics, semiconductors are based on the element silicon – but the energy efficiency of silicon carbide would be much higher. Physicists of the University of Basel, the Paul Scherrer Institute and ABB explain what exactly is preventing the use of this combination of silicon and carbon i more

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Silicon carbide

Silicon carbide Silicon carbide () is a compound of silicon and carbon that is manufactured on a large scale for use mainly as an abrasive and in ceramic s but also occurs in nature as the extremely rare mineral moissanite . Production D ... more

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