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2013-07-08 14:20:42

Boron arsenide may be of potential interest for cooling applications An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity – on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond – researchers report in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. The discovery that the chemical compound of boron and arsenic could rival diamond, the best-known thermal conductor, surprised the team of...

Boron And Silicon: Promising Material For Lithium-ion Batteries
2013-06-07 11:25:23

Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if it were possible to further increase the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries. The electrode material has a decisive influence on a battery´s capacity. So far, the negative electrode typically consists of graphite, whose layers can store lithium atoms. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now developed a material made of boron and silicon that could...

2013-05-22 23:24:24

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, has selected SpecialChem's Commercial Acceleration Solutions to support growth of its boron nitride (BN) powders for use in thermally conductive plastics Strongsville, Ohio (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, has selected SpecialChem's Commercial Acceleration Solutions to support growth of its boron nitride (BN)...

2013-04-18 13:57:14

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented ability to resist damage while absorbing laser light. Coatings that absorb as much of the energy of high-powered lasers as possible without breaking down are essential for optical power detectors that measure the output of such lasers, which are used, for example, in military equipment for defusing...

No Side Effects With New Cancer Radiation Treatment
2013-04-03 18:51:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice. The new treatment did not produce any harmful side effects typically seen with conventional chemo and radiation cancer therapies. The team says clinical trials in humans could begin as soon as funding is secured. “Since the 1930s, scientists have sought success with a cancer treatment known as boron neutron...

Fine Patterns That Combine Single-atom-thick Graphene And Boron Nitride Created By Researchers
2013-01-28 08:00:21

Rice University Rice University scientists have taken an important step toward the creation of two-dimensional electronics with a process to make patterns in atom-thick layers that combine a conductor and an insulator. The materials at play — graphene and hexagonal boron nitride — have been merged into sheets and built into a variety of patterns at nanoscale dimensions. Rice introduced a technique to stitch the identically structured materials together nearly three years...


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2005-05-26 11:13:48

Colemanite (Ca2B6O11·5H2O) is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Colemanite is a secondary mineral that forms when borax is deposited, and then regularly covered with boron containing water. The boron remains after the water evaporates, and the boron and borax eventually form other minerals as for example Colemanite. It was named after William T. Coleman (1824-1893), owner of the mine where it was first found.

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