News tagged with chlorine

Mimicking the moon's surface in the basement

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists used an ion beam in a basement room at Los Alamos National Laboratory to simulate solar winds on the surface of the Moon. The table-top simulation helped confirm that the Moon is inherently ...

dateAug 06, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Open Lid Reveals Mercury

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mercury, the silvery liquid formerly used in thermometers, is now known to be highly toxic. The worst of the toxins are organic mercury compounds, such as methylmercury. Most previous analytical procedures ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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Chemists discover ozone-boosting reaction

(PhysOrg.com) -- Burning of fossil fuels pumps chemicals into the air that react on surfaces such as buildings and roads to create photochemical smog-forming chlorine atoms, UC Irvine scientists report in a new study.

dateJul 20, 2009 in Environment
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