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Aluminum metaphosphate

Two recent material science examples of aluminum metaphosphate is as a host for transition metal phosphors in scintillation detectors.   Aluminum metaphosphate glass to detect ionizing X-ray radiation Kei Kagami and coworkers (2018) developed a scintillation glass to detect ionizing X-ray radiation such as might be found in a medical setting. While single crystals have… Continue reading Aluminum metaphosphate

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Dy2O3, making permanent magnets more permanent

Traditional rare earth iron boron permanent magnets have the disadvantage of Low coercivity, i.e. they tend to become demagnetized  in an externally applied magnetic field. Li and coworkers arc melted an industrial rare earth (RE) alloy with abundant La and Ce (RE100 = La30.6Ce50.2Pr6.4Nd12.8, ) with iron (99.9 wt.%), and iron-boron alloy (99.5 wt.%).  The nominal  composition of the… Continue reading Dy2O3, making permanent magnets more permanent