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2010-04-07 09:10:27

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new way to shape ceramics using a modest electric field, making the process significantly more energy efficient. The process should result in significant cost savings for ceramics manufacturing over traditional manufacturing methods. Ceramics make up significant components of an array of products, including insulators, spark plugs, fuel cells, body armor, gas turbines, nuclear rods, high temperature ball bearings, high...

2010-03-26 09:04:15

"ËœLoading-unloading' effect of grain boundaries key to repair of irradiated metal Self-repairing materials within nuclear reactors may one day become a reality as a result of research by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists. In a paper appearing yesterday in the journal Science, Los Alamos researchers report a surprising mechanism that allows nanocrystalline materials to heal themselves after suffering radiation-induced damage. Nanocrystalline materials are those created from...

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2010-03-09 10:15:00

Researchers at IBM said they have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants that could replace petroleum-based plastics and other products that are not good for the environment. According to Chandrasekhar "Spike" Narayan, a manager of science and technology at IBM's Almaden Research Center in Northern California, the discovery promises Earth-friendly plastic products that are made in way that will save energy. "This discovery and new approach using organic catalysts could...

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2010-03-08 14:36:18

Physicists find a way to see through paint, paper, and other opaque materials Materials such as paper, paint, and biological tissue are opaque because the light that passes through them is scattered in complicated and seemingly random ways. A new experiment conducted by researchers at the City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution (ESPCI) has shown that it's possible to focus light through opaque materials and detect objects hidden behind them, provided you...

2010-02-22 06:40:00

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Plastics is offering a FREE Sample Kit of its Macrolux® Multi-Wall Polycarbonate Sheet product (clear, bronze and opal sheet). Macrolux Polycarbonate Co-extruded Thermoglazing is perfect for applications requiring material that offers high light transmission, thermal insulation, strength in a lightweight form, high shock resistance, flame retardance, great economy, vandal resistance and design flexibility. Macrolux Panels...

2010-01-14 17:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), the world leader in the production and sale of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, today announced the introduction of its Saflex® Q series advanced acoustic product for automotive head up display (HUD) windshield applications. This next-generation technology provides significant weight saving benefits to automakers while delivering hi-tech display and acoustic comfort to consumers. The HUD console...

2010-01-12 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), the world leader in the production and sale of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, today announced that the company's Saflex® SilentGlass Technology(TM) product was awarded first place, significant glass component category by USGlass Magazine in its annual "Product of the Year" Contest. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081029/AQW096LOGO) Sound enters buildings through the path of least...

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2009-12-18 13:35:00

"T-rays" may make X-rays obsolete as a means of detecting bombs on terrorists or illegal drugs on traffickers, among other uses, contends a Texas A&M physicist who is helping lay the theoretic groundwork to make the concept a reality. In addition to being more revealing than X-rays in some situations, T-rays do not have the cumulative possible harmful effects. Alexey Belyanin focuses his research on terahertz, otherwise known as THz or T-rays, which he says is the most under-developed and...

2009-11-18 12:02:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Ethylene - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164406/Ethylene---A-Global-Market-Report.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Ethylene (C2H4), a light gas with a characteristic sweet smell belongs to the olefins family of petrochemicals or aliphatics, which are straight chain hydrocarbons, derived from petroleum...

2009-11-12 22:13:00

BANGKOK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Veerasak Kositpaisal, President & CEO of PTT Chemical Plc., and Mr. Anuchit Boonthong, Chairman of SMC Corporation Limited, signed the Memorandum of Understanding to initiate a mutual co-operation on the development and support of Thailand's blow molding industry. The two companies intend to increase the strength and potential of Thai plastic manufacturers in terms of capability to better respond to current market needs and to successfully compete in...


Latest Transparent materials Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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