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New Semiconductor Has Promise For 2D Physics And Electronics
2014-03-21 16:13:43

Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab From super-lubricants, to solar cells, to the fledgling technology of valleytronics, there is much to be excited about with the discovery of a unique new two-dimensional semiconductor, rhenium disulfide, by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry. Rhenium disulfide, unlike molybdenum disulfide and other dichalcogenides, behaves electronically as if it were a 2D monolayer even as a 3D bulk material. This not only opens the door to 2D electronic...

2013-10-11 08:39:52

Rice University lab traps metallic compounds to sniff out signs of hazardous solvents Rice University scientists took a lesson from craftsmen of old to assemble microscopic compounds that warn of the presence of dangerous fumes from solvents. The researchers combined a common mineral, zeolite, with a metallic compound based on rhenium to make an "artificial nose" that can sniff out solvent gases. They found that in the presence of the compound, each gas had a photoluminescent...

2013-07-29 04:20:21

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam and MUNICH, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck, a leading worldwide manufacturer of technology metals and one of the biggest companies in the global tungsten industry, and Nui Phao Mining Company ("Nui Phao"), a subsidiary of one of Vietnam's largest private sector business groups, Masan Group Corporation (HOSE: MSN, "Masan Group"), have announced the signing of definitive agreements to establish a joint venture for the production of...

Mineral Diversity Gives Clues To Earth's Early Chemistry
2013-03-02 06:00:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study focusing on the mineral molybdenite could provide new insight into the way that various geological and biological processes have resulted in changes to the Earth´s chemistry over the years. According to Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Institution for Science´s Geophysical Laboratory, molybdenite is a common ore mineral of a metallic element known as molybdenum. By analyzing samples of the substance obtained from...

2013-01-29 12:22:19

LONDON, January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- By the beginning of 2013, the rhenium market had experienced three years of relative calm after considerable volatility from the end of 2006 to 2009 when the spot price peaked at almost US$12,000/kg, with steeply rising demand for use in aerospace superalloys. Since the end of 2009 the spot price has remained below US$5,000/kg and was being quoted between US$3,500 and US$3,700/kg in January 2013. Despite some concerns in the...

2013-01-24 08:24:44

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The first rare earths were discovered in the late 1700s, although commercial applications for these materials remained limited until the 1960s. Once the United States was the world's leading supplier but the mine was closed for environmental reasons. The Chinese then became dominant in production. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/CG47290LOGO) During the past twenty years there has been an explosion in demand for many...

2012-08-08 02:21:47

CALGARY, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Boxxer Gold Corp. (TSXV: BXX) (OTC Other-BXXRF) ("Boxxer or the Company") is pleased to announce analytical results for two diamond drill holes from the East Breccia project located in Ontario. The objective of the confirmation drilling was to verify the reported copper-molybdenum-silver grades in a number of the historical drill holes. The historical drill holes from the East Breccia zone were broken down into three copper grade classes based on...

2010-07-28 11:40:00

LONDON, July 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Roskill Information Services - Rhenium: Market Outlook to 2015 (8th edition 2010) The rhenium market went through a significant downward correction in 2009 after a period of strong demand growth and an escalation in prices up to the last quarter of 2008. The credit crisis and associated recession, particularly in North America and Europe, severely affected the major markets for rhenium and demand dropped by 16% in 2009. Primary...

2010-07-16 13:31:27

Particle accelerator research helps narrow down the age of our galaxy Physicists will soon have a better measure of the age of our galaxy, thanks to experiments described in a trio of papers appearing in the journal Physical Review C. The papers report on experiments at the CERN neutron time-of-flight (n_TOF) facility and the Karlsruhe Van de Graaff accelerator that clarify the processes that affect the abundance of the element osmium-187. The element is created when rhenium-187 decays....

2009-09-14 07:40:00

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YAMANA GOLD INC. (TSX:YRI; NYSE:AUY; LSE:YAU) today announced updates to its development projects, Mercedes in Mexico and Agua Rica in Argentina. Mercedes, Mexico ---------------- Drilling continued at Mercedes, focusing primarily on the central and northern portions of the Las Barrancas Trend, the Northwest Extension at Mercedes, and the Lupita vein zone. Drilling year to date totals 28,201 metres in 79 core holes. Las Barrancas...