Article - 12 Oct 2008
Clays have been used as low cost fillers and extenders, at the 20-30 weight percent (wt%) level since Adam was a lad. These phase separated microcomposites offered improved rigidity but less strength,...
Article - 6 Oct 2005
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and the Universite Paris Sud have used Accelrys' density functional theory (DFT) code CASTEP to study the formation of clay-polymer nanocomposite...
Article - 19 Jan 2005
Many ceramics are produced from casting slips. Properties of the final product are dictated by the slip properties. These can be optimised by optimising particle size and zeta potential. A case study...
Article - 5 Mar 2012
With respect to their capability to transmit light, materials are defined transparent, opaque, non-translucent or opalescent. In the case of scattering particles, size influences the scattering...
Article - 23 Jul 2007
NextTechs present research has led to the development of a novel thermal protection system (TPS) concept for spacecraft. Recent work has shown that lightweight carbon-carbon (C/C) composites have...
Article - 12 Aug 2004
The use of Cabot Corp's Nanogel translucent aerogel material in windows and skylights has been shown to provide high light transmission and superior thermal performance. Posted June 28 2004
Article - 2 Apr 2004
Researchers from Tomsk have invented and manufactured a device to produce a choice selection of nanoparticles – all particles are equal to the required size and inexpensive. Posted March 26 2004
Article - 21 Oct 2003
Lehigh University scientists have found that nanoscopic cracks on the surface of glassware may spoil its transparency and make it appear dirty. Posted October 21 2003
Article - 28 Dec 2005
Micromeritics manufactures a broad line of automated analytical laboratory instruments that measure the physical characteristics of powders & solids for fundamental research, product development,...
Article - 26 Jul 2004
The 2005 Hummer H2 SUT is the latest vehicle in General Motors Corp.’s line-up to benefit from a lightweight, high performance nanocomposite material. Posted May 13 2004