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2011-04-25 00:00:28

Sofradir EC, Inc. has introduced their new IRE-320S Infrared Imaging Engine. Fairfied, NJ (PRWEB) April 23, 2011 Sofradir EC, Inc. has introduced their new IRE-320S Infrared Imaging Engine. Based on a thermo-electrically cooled MCT infrared detector, the IRE-320S exhibits very high performance infrared imaging for short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectral range 0.75-2.5 ÃŽ¼m with remarkable quantum efficiency (>90%). Because of its versatility, the IRE-320S engine is ideal...

2005-07-07 15:25:11

A small quantity of chloride in the red paint in the painting 'Portrait of a Young Lady' by Peter Paul Rubens in the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague is causing the red parts of the painting to slowly turn black and white under the influence of light. Dutch researcher Katrien Keune has determined the cause and course of the discolouration. At the FOM institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics Keune investigated the pigment vermilion from a painting by Rubens. Originally this mercury sulphide...

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2005-05-26 11:26:21

Cinnabar (German Zinnober), sometimes written cinnabarite, is a name applied to red mercury(II) sulfide (HgS), or native vermilion, the common ore of mercury. The name comes from the Greek, used by Theophrastus, and was probably applied to several distinct substances. Other sources say the word comes from the Persian zinjifrah, originally meaning "lost". Cinnabar was mined by the Roman Empire for its mercury content and it has been the main ore of mercury throughout the centuries. Some...

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