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New Non-Toxic Coating Makes Aluminum Corrosion-Free
2012-10-23 16:20:15

[WATCH VIDEO: Formation of Corrosion Protective Molybdate Coating] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new, non-toxic coating for aluminum that can replace the carcinogenic chromate coatings used for more than half a century to protect aluminum from corrosion. "There is no question that this will be able to replace the chromate-based coating,” said lead researcher Dev Chidambaram, assistant professor of materials science and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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