News tagged with metallic elements

Engineering the world's smallest nanocrystal

In the natural world, proteins use the process of biomineralization to incorporate metallic elements into tissues, using it to create diverse materials such as seashells, teeth, and bones. However, the way proteins actually ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Separating rare earth metals with UV light

Researchers from the KU Leuven Department of Chemical Engineering have discovered a method to separate two rare earth elements - europium and yttrium - with UV light instead of with traditional solvents. Their findings, which ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Materials Science
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Caging nuclear waste

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) of metal ions and organic molecules have the potential to grant batteries a longer life and bring sustainable energy technologies to the developing world. Now in the highly regarded journal ...

dateMar 04, 2015 in Materials Science
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Are we independent of rare metals?

Numerous metallic elements are regarded as "critical": on one hand, they play an ever more important role in so-called future technologies and on the other, there is a high risk of supply bottlenecks. Small and medium-sized ...

dateFeb 24, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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New physics in a copper-iridium compound

(Phys.org) —An unexpected magnetic behavior within Sr3CuIrO6, a transition-metal compound (TMC) that combines the transition metal copper with the transition metal iridium has been revealed by research at the U.S. Department ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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How ancient impacts made mining practical

About 1.85 billion years ago, in what would come to be known as Sudbury Canada, a 10 kilometer wide asteroid struck with such energy that it created an impact crater 250 kilometers wide. Today the chief industry of Sudbury ...

dateSep 23, 2014 in Space Exploration
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