Ammonium tartrate, the ammonium salt of tartaric acid, is used in such applications as cell culture and chromatography. Ammonium tartrate has been used to displace sodium for the analysis of a modified oligonucleotide by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization post-source decay (MALDI-PSD). Ammonium tartrate is also utilized in electron spin resonance (ESR) dosimetry research, and has been […]

TOKYO, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered superconductivity in thin films of titanium oxide (Ti4O7) and gamma-phase trititanium pentoxide (γ-Ti3O5). The achievement advances fundamental knowledge of nanomaterials that could one day be used in the development of ultrafast computers. Many of us are familiar with titanium […]

The photocatalytic properties of anatase, one of the three naturally occurring forms of titanium dioxide, were discovered in Japan in the late 1960s. Under the influence of the UV-radiation in sunlight, it can decompose organic pollutants such as bacteria, fungi and nicotine, and some inorganic materials into carbon dioxide. The catalytic effect is caused by […]

For the past several months, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) prices have continued to increase around the world.  There are many factors that have contributed to these fluctuating pricesL A few TiO2 manufacturers have shut down or reduced production due to environmental issues There was a fire at a major TiO2 plant Demand for feedstock of ilmenite […]

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery. In the October 3, 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, the researchers report that they’ve succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device. […]

Hydraulic fracturing fluids commonly consist of water, ‘proppants’ and chemical additives that open, enlarge and maintain fractures within the rock formation. The proppants – sand, ceramic pellets or other small incompressible particles – hold the newly created fracture open. The fracture widths are generally equal to a few diameters of the grains used in the […]

Research on the application of titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst has been carried out in many fields since it was discovered that this substance causes water splitting when exposed to ultraviolet light. For example, a titanium dioxide photocatalyst has been put into practical use for the decomposition of poisonous gas, etc. However, due to the […]

The discovery, which has previously only be theoretically-predicted by scientists, helps explain the interactions between single oxygen molecules and titanium dioxide, giving the research teams a better idea of how the compound functions. The scientists also say that it could point to further enhancement of the compound, as well as different functions, including the possibility […]