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Molecular Layer Deposition of Organic and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Polymers
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) techniques have emerged in the last ten years to meet various needs including semiconductor device miniaturization, conformal deposition on porous structures and coating of nanoparticles. ALD is based on two sequential self-limiting surface reactions.
Combinatorial Materials Science for Energy Applications
Can there be an effective strategy for finding breakthrough materials, since they are, by definition, unpredictable? One answer is found in Combinatorial Materials Science techniques, which represent a powerful approach to identifying new and unexpected materials.
Materials for Clean H2 Production from Bioethanol Reforming
Hydrogen is one of the most important resources in providing food, fuel, and chemical products for our everyday life. Sustainable catalytic hydrogen production from bioethanol has gained significant attention in recent years due to globally diminishing fossil fuel supplies, which
The Progress in Development of Dental Restorative Materials
With dentists placing nearly 100 million dental fillings into patients′ teeth annually in the U.S. alone, polymeric composite restoratives account for a very large share of the biomaterials market.
Magnetic Properties of Materials
Tutorial on the properties of magnetic materials.
Molecular Monolayers on Silicon Surfaces
Review the methods and mechanisms for forming molecular monolayers on silicon surfaces, the properties of these monolayers and perspectives regarding their use in molecular electronic and sensing applications.
The Rare Earth Crisis—The Supply/Demand Situation for 2010–2015
The rare earth elements impact nearly everyone in the world. All of the people living in advanced technological countries and almost all those living in third world countries utilize the rare earths in their everyday living—the car that one drives
Synthesis of Melting Gels Using Mono-Substituted and Di-Substituted Alkoxysiloxanes
Hybrid organic-inorganic sol-gel materials containing silica were first called “ORMOSILs” in 1984.
Soft Magnetic Nanocrystalline Alloys: Materials and Models
Magnetic materials permeate numerous daily activities in our lives. They are essential components of a diversity of products including hard drives that reliably store information on our computers, decorative magnets that keep the shopping list attached to the refrigerator door
Recent Progress in Spintronic Materials
Spin-based electronic (spintronic) devices offer significant improvement to the limits of conventional charge-based memory and logic devices which suffer from high power usage, leakage current, performance saturation, and device complexity.
Vistas in Current Magnetic Materials Research
Magnetism and magnetic materials have been of scientific interest for over 1,000 years. More recently, fundamental investigations have focused on exploring the various types of magnetic materials and understanding the magnetic effects created by electric currents.
Chemistry in Flames: From Oxide to Salt and Metal Nanoparticles
Small-scale materials with particle diameters in the nanometer range have already been used for a long time. The Chinese used carbon black, derived from a combustion process for painting applications a long time before modern technology allowed its industrial production.
Sol-Gel Science for Ceramic Materials
Research involving reactive silicone chemistry has focused on the production of pure silicon and hybrid materials, hydrosilylation, ring-opening and atom transfer polymerizations, polymerizations with controlled stereochemistry, and condensation reactions.
Molybdenum Disulfide: Understanding Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis
The production of hydrogen by catalytic water splitting is important for a wide range of industries including renewable energy petroleum refining and for the production of methanol and ammonia in the chemical industry.
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
We are pleased to offer MOFs under the tradename Basolite.
Energy Harvesting Using Lead Zirconium Titanate-Based Ceramic Nanowires
Among various ceramics, one-dimensional (1-D) piezoelectric ceramics have attracted significant scientific attention for use in energy harvesting.
Complex Hydrides: A New Category of Solid-state Lithium Fast-ion Conductors
Research and development of solid-state lithium fast-ion conductors is crucial because they can be potentially used as solid electrolytes in all-solid-state batteries, which may solve the safety and energy-density related issues of conventional lithium-ion batteries that use liquid (farmable organic)
Nanostructured Materials Through Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis
Advances in materials have often been led by the development of new synthetic methods that provide control over size, morphology and structure. The preparation of materials in a scalable and continuous manner is critical when development moves beyond lab-scale quantities.
Lanthanide Ions as Photon Managers for Solar Cells
Spectral conversion for solar cells is an emerging concept in the field of photovoltaics, and it has the potential to increase significantly the efficiency of solar cells. Lanthanide ions are ideal candidates for spectral conversion, due to their high luminescence
Magnetic Materials: Superconductors
Tutorial on superconductors as alternative energy sources.
Mesoporous Oxides and Their Applications to Hydrogen Storage
Mesoporous Oxides and Their Applications to Hydrogen Storage
Solubility Rules | Solubility of Common Ionic Compounds
Review the solubility rules for common ionic compounds in water and download our solubility rules chart for easy reference. Look up compounds like calcium carbonate, barium sulfate, and sodium sulfate.
Intermetallic Hydrides with High Dissociation Pressure
Interaction of hydrogen with multi-component intermetallic compounds of AB5- and AB2-type were studied in the current work. Several new intermetallic hydrides with potential applications in high-capacity hydrogen storage have been identified and fully characterized using a gas-volumetric analytical technique.
From Form to Function: Molding Porous Materials in Three Dimensions by Colloidal Crystal Templating
From Form to Function: Molding Porous Materials in Three Dimensions by Colloidal Crystal Templating
Innovative Materials for Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs): Dental Applications
Innovation in dental restorative materials is driven by the need for biocompatible and natural-appearing restoration alternatives. Conventional dental materials like amalgam and composite resins have inherent disadvantages.
Intermetallic Hydrides with High Dissociation Pressure
The rates of reaction for intermetallic compounds differ significantly from those for individual metals, and therefore, intermetallic hydrides are prospective materials for hydrogen storage and distribution.
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