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2013-07-08 14:20:42

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.

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

Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if it were possible to further increase the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries.

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.

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

Scientists have developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice.

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

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.


Latest Boron Reference Libraries

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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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