News tagged with chromium

Helping materials handle extreme stress

Important pressurized water nuclear reactor components are being made from a nickel-base alloy that contains twice the amount of chromium as the material previously used. The new alloy, called alloy 690, performs better, ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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The Spin Doctor

An electron spin can be compared to the needle of a compass that points either north or south. Some electrons in a full shell point up, canceling out the electromagnetic fields of an equal number of electrons that point down.

dateJan 13, 2011 in General Physics
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