John H. K.
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Why do glass windows still exist? (Why haven't they been replaced by plastics?)
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What are the requirements for window glass? Resistance to moisture Resistance to UV radiation Resistance to cleaning agents Very high transmission in the visible spectrum (There are many more, from ...

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Can we change steel properties by application of magnetic field while quenching?
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This will at least depend on the: Rate of Cooling Magnetic field strength Exact composition The magnetic field will alter the microstructure as you can read in, for example, Yudong Zhang, Nathalie ...

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What are some cost-effective metal substances that can wet glass?
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My first thought was to use a small amount of chromium and then another metal (gold). This is how its done for electronics structures on glass. The chromium does react with the silicium-oxid and hence ...

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How does nuclear fuel reprocessing work?
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Fission Products Extraction The seperation of plutionium and uranium from the other fission products is done with the organic molecule tributyl phosphate by liquid-liquid-extraction. You have two ...

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Multi-gas barometric height formula in isotope separation devices?
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The barometric height formula is defined as: $$ p(z) = p(0)\exp(-Mgz/(RT))$$ For a centrifuge the upper expression is transformed to: $$ p(r) = p(0)\exp(M\omega^2r^2/(2RT))$$ As you see the $g$ is ...

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