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Technical Ceramics in Hall Effect Thrusters

Technical Ceramics in Hall Effect Thrusters             Technical ceramics used for lining ion engine acceleration channels are very vulnerable to spluttering Temperatures within the acceleration channel of a Hall Effect thruster reach between 300 and 540 degrees C. Technical ceramics such as boron nitride are used to line these channels,…

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An Aluminium Oxide Glass That Is as Tough as Steel

An Aluminium Oxide Glass That Is as Tough as Steel Mobile phones could be lighter, thinner and tougher than steel using a glass made from aluminium oxide.       It’s happened to everyone. You slip on the road and your mobile falls out of your pocket or your handbag. The next thing you see is…

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Principles of Quartz Scientific Glass Blowing

Quartz scientific glass blowing produces glass apparatus for research, industrial and government laboratories. Learn more here.     Specialist scientific glassware is produced by a highly skilled process of quartz scientific glass blowing. This differs from standard glass blowing in that the specialist blowers use only quartz and borosilicate glass. Standard glass blowers begin with…

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The Use of Shapal M or BNP2 in Heat Dissipation

Shapal M is used as an efficient heat sink in LED light bulbs. Learn more about this application of Shapal M here! A light-emitting diode is essentially a semiconducting material that glows when a voltage is applied to each of its two leads. This is the basis of the now very popular LED light that…

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Applications for Macor in Metal to Ceramic High-Vacuum Seals

TITLE: Applications for Macor in Metal to Ceramic High-Vacuum Seals   One of the most specialised technologies used to manufacture components for the high- and ultra-high-vacuum industry is the production of seals between metals and ceramics. The most common seal of this type is that found on the base of an average lamp bulb. The…

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Diamond and Boron Nitride Make a Super-Hard Material

Diamond and Boron Nitride Make a Super-Hard Material Diamonds may be the hardest naturally occurring material, and they are used for a variety of cutting tasks, but they have a problem. When used for cutting through some hard metals like chromium, nickel, cobalt and iron, they tend to oxidise. Scientists have now created a super-hard…

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Advanced Technical Ceramics in the Auto Industry

Advanced Technical Ceramics in the Auto Industry Durable and versatile technical ceramics are used as sensors in auto industry components. The auto industry has become an ideal research laboratory and marketplace for technological progress in advanced technical ceramics. Such ceramic components are vital for improving and maintaining safety in vehicles as well as making them…

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Properties of Machinable Aluminium Nitride

Properties of Machinable Aluminium Nitride Machinable aluminium nitride is a soft material that comes in two forms: BNP 2 and the more expensive Shapal M. Learn more here. Machinable aluminium nitride is a technical ceramic that has many applications in high-performance and challenging environments. It has a high heat dissipation capability, as well as excellent…

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How to Machine Shapal M

How to Machine Shapal M Shapal M can be machined into high-precision components, but the process requires care and expertise. Shapal M, a technical ceramic that is chemically the compound aluminium nitride, has a special crystalline structure that enables its precision machining. The micro-structure makes the compound both hard and strong. The machining tool creates…

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Principles of Quartz Scientific Glass Blowing

Principles of Quartz Scientific Glass Blowing Quartz scientific glass blowing produces glass apparatus for research, industrial and government laboratories. Learn more here.             Specialist scientific glassware is produced by a highly skilled process of quartz scientific glass blowing. This differs from standard glass blowing in that the specialist blowers use…

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