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2008-02-29 03:00:28

By Deva, A De, S K; Jha, B K It is well known that dissolved nitrogen in ferrite seriously impairs the formability of hot rolled unalloyed steel.1-3 Boron being a strong nitride former, combines aggressively with dissolved nitrogen in steel, and thereby improves the forming properties. Further, atomic ratio of boron to nitrogen (B/N) plays an important role in influencing the microstructure and properties3,4 of low carbon steel. Whenever excess boron is present in solution in austenite, it...

2007-04-24 12:00:50

By Korn, Derek R Sandvik Tooling has acquired U.S.-based Diamond Innovations Inc., formerly the superabrasives division of General Electric. Diamond Innovations develops and produces synthetic diamond and cubic boron nitride (CBN) products for industrial applications such as machining, grinding, rock drilling, wire drawing and oil and gas drilling. Diamond Innovations' headquarters and largest production facility are located in Worthington, Ohio. The company also has facilities in Florida,...

2006-02-28 19:16:47

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Researchers at MIT have devised a new method for examining how radiation damages normal tissue in the body. The knowledge may make it possible to reduce side effects for cancer patients or to develop treatments for radiation exposure. About 50 percent of all cancer patients are treated with radiation therapy, either alone or in combination with some other type of treatment. Radiation can be very effective in killing tumor cells, but it also kills normal tissues nearby. In...

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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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