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Introduction to Materials Chemistry

The book is designed to appeal to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in chemistry, materials science,and chemical engineering departments, by leading them stepwise from the elementary chemistry on which materials science depends, through a discussion of the different classes of materials, and ending with a description of how materials are used in devices and general technology.

Dec 4th, 2008

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Mass production technique for metal-complex-type organic nanotubes

Scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan have developed a new technique for the mass production of unique metal-complex-type organic nanotubes. It was found that the nanotubes can be obtained when an aqueous metal salt solution is added to an alcoholic suspension of amphiphilic molecules comprising glycylglycine and fatty acids.

Dec 3rd, 2008

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Russia's $10 billion nanotechnology program

Russia plans to invest some $10 billion in nanotechnology development programs in the mid-term, a deputy prime minister announced at an international nanotechnology forum in Moscow on Wednesday.

Dec 3rd, 2008

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Bring young people back to science

Young Europeans are shunning science degrees in greater numbers than ever before. If this trend continues, the EU will start to lag behind China and India in scientific research and development, threatening European competitiveness and prosperity.

Dec 3rd, 2008

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Nanotechnology rust-proofing - without chromium

For a long time, chromium plating protected car bodies against rust - but this has been prohibited since 2007. However, chromium-free coatings are not suitable for universal use; they have to be adapted to the respective application. A new chromium-free coating can help.

Dec 3rd, 2008

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