News tagged with metal oxides

Anomalous Surface Compositions of Mixed Oxides

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mixed oxide compounds are used in many fields including ceramics, catalysis, electrolysis and even pigment design. Despite the extensive applications of such mixed oxide materials, little is known about their ...

Dec 14, 2010
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Size matters in crucial redox reactions

(PhysOrg.com) -- Particle size has a far more dramatic impact on chemical reactivity than previously thought, according to new research from UC Davis. The results have implications for understanding a wide range of vital ...

Oct 12, 2010
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Image sensors for extreme temperatures

Image sensors which are used as electronic parking aids in cars or for quality control in production systems have to be able to withstand the often very high temperatures that prevail in these environments. ...

Sep 20, 2010
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'Impossible' conductivity explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring two materials that are not themselves conductive into contact and, exactly at their interface, something remarkable happens: at that precise point, conduction is possible.

May 19, 2010
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How to split a water molecule

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research team at RIKEN, Japan’s flagship research organization has succeeded for the first time in selectively controlling for reaction products in the dissociation of a single water molecule ...

Apr 18, 2010
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Mechanical devices stamped on plastic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Microelectromechanical devices -- tiny machines with moving parts -- are everywhere these days: they monitor air pressure in car tires, register the gestures of video game players, and reflect ...

Feb 26, 2010
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