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2011-07-05 23:57:55

University of California, Riverside engineering professor leads team that has discovered new semiconductor nanowire laser technology A team led by a professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has made a discovery in semiconductor nanowire laser technology that could potentially do everything from kill viruses to increase storage capacity of DVDs. Ultraviolet semiconductor diode lasers are widely used in data processing, information storage and biology....

2011-03-02 02:06:58

A team of scientists led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide -- a light-yellow compound that can be used as a semiconductor. The new class of optical fiber, which allows for a more effective and liberal manipulation of light, promises to open the door to more versatile laser-radar technology. Such technology could be applied to the development of improved surgical and medical lasers,...

2010-12-13 11:55:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A few months ago, Houston-based U.S. Zinc adopted the international "Zinc Saves Kids" initiative, which helps provide vital supplements to undernourished children in developing countries who suffer from zinc deficiency-related health problems. Now, the company's internal "Zinc Saves Kids" fundraising campaign has caught the eye of its business partners. After meeting with U.S. Zinc regarding the program, the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has...

2010-11-19 08:05:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Metalline Mining Company (NYSE Amex: MMG; TSX: MMZ). Dear Shareholders: This letter is intended to update you on the progress your Company has made on the Sierra Mojada project this past fiscal year. With the closing of the transaction with Dome Ventures Corporation in April 2010 the Company successfully completed a financing and a transition from solely US reporting to a dual reporting company in both the US and Canada,...

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2010-07-20 06:56:43

Popular zinc-based nasal gels and sprays sold over-the-counter as common cold remedies are ineffective, and can even cause the loss of smell, according to a study published Monday. Clinical trials of the zinc-based therapies showed they did not prevent or reduce the duration of common colds, and were linked to a loss of smell, the study's authors found. "In addition to concerns regarding the efficacy of intranasal zinc therapy, increasing evidence indicates that this medication may be linked...

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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...

2009-11-18 12:25:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Zinc, Zinc Pigments And Salts - A World Market Review http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164502/Zinc-Zinc-Pigments-And-Salts---A-World-Market-Review.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Zinc has an inherent ability to gel with both contemporary and traditional construction designs. The metal offers durable performance at...

2009-08-19 11:46:35

A non-toxic and environmentally friendly way to make tiny nanorods of zinc oxide has been developed for the first time by researchers in Saudi Arabia. The approach, described in the current issue of the International Journal of Nanoparticles, could allow the nanorods to be used safely in medical and for other applications.Zinc oxide has many uses when fabricated as nanoparticles and nanorods, just 100 nanometers in diameter. In such as nanoscopic form, it can be used in food products, such as...

2009-07-29 10:20:00

KENNEBUNK, Maine, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer Tom's of Maine is offering consumers a fresh way to take care of themselves and the planet with the launch of its new 24-hour, long-lasting deodorant. An example of sustainable innovation, this introduction combines a natural, vegetable-based formula, never tested on animals, that is clinically proven to inhibit odor-causing bacteria and environmentally sensitive packaging made from single-source plastic so you can recycle from canister...

2009-06-16 17:35:00

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today advised consumers to stop using three intra-nasal products (gels and swabs) marketed over-the-counter as cold remedies under the Zicam(R) brand because the use of these intra-nasal products are associated with the loss of sense of smell (a condition called anosmia). While these products are manufactured with a zinc ingredient, The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY), www.quigleyco.com, maker...


Latest Zinc compounds Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 10:26:23

Zinc is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Notable characteristics Zinc is a moderately reactive metal that will combine with oxygen and other non-metals, and will react with dilute acids to release hydrogen. The one common oxidation state of zinc is +2. Applications Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use, trailing only iron, aluminium, and copper in annual production. - Zinc is used to galvanize metals such as steel to...

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