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What is the white impurity in my boron?
If it's boron from Nd magnets, the white stuff is a mix of RE and Fe compounds (in my case, it was s ...
19-6-2019 at 23:09
by: elementcollector1
Does anyone have a homemade H2 generator or advice on makong a simple setup?
Homemade H2 generators aren't terribly hard unless you want high output. A simple concept is electro ...
18-6-2019 at 21:19
by: elementcollector1
Electrolytic production of NaOH from salt water - Troubleshooting
If you're in the Seattle area, there's a hardware store in West Seattle that has exactly what you're ...
12-6-2019 at 22:45
by: elementcollector1
Lithium metal from LiOH
[rquote=614474&tid=150434&author=draculic acid69]
2 minutes to write a post and then waite ...
4-6-2019 at 16:18
by: elementcollector1
Stainless steel fell from the sky 400years before it was invented
'In nature' is a bit of a shaky term in this case. Meteorites are quite often iron-nickel alloys (wi ...
3-6-2019 at 08:02
by: elementcollector1
Carbon nanotubes?
Been looking into this a bit more, and this looks promising:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1007.1062.pdf
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15-5-2019 at 11:07
by: elementcollector1
Carbon nanotubes?
For a materials science application involving optically transparent electrical conductors, I find my ...
14-5-2019 at 23:28
by: elementcollector1
Reduction of Sodium using organic solvent
Propylene carbonate is a good one to start with IMHO, though you should make sure both your solvent ...
3-5-2019 at 19:02
by: elementcollector1
Identification of a mystery metal
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Is this why you believe it's solder, thoug ...
3-5-2019 at 19:01
by: elementcollector1
Lying With Science
I think someone just doesn't want to admit that an R[sup]2[/sup] of 0 is a pretty clear sign of a fa ...
3-5-2019 at 17:57
by: elementcollector1
Lying With Science
...You do realize when a thread gets reported, the entire thread and everything in it is affected, r ...
3-5-2019 at 11:22
by: elementcollector1
Lying With Science
[rquote=611391&tid=149669&author=Sulaiman]How does population rise linearly by ONE ?[/rquote ...
3-5-2019 at 10:43
by: elementcollector1
Identification of a mystery metal
Assuming that black isn't soot, it's a good start. Metals with black oxides, according to the list, ...
2-5-2019 at 17:06
by: elementcollector1
Modeling Earth as a magnet
For reasons best described as 'mad armchair science,' I find myself wondering how to model the repel ...
30-4-2019 at 18:16
by: elementcollector1
Identification of a mystery metal
Have you verified that density? I don't doubt it, but it's always good to check.

If that density ...
30-4-2019 at 18:05
by: elementcollector1
Future-gazing: available now, restricted tomorrow?
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Steve Spangler laments the loss of borax in some l ...
26-4-2019 at 22:47
by: elementcollector1
Sourcing metals
2 pounds, if I recall correctly. It's mostly in the form of large cast pieces (6 - 12"), so you'd be ...
21-4-2019 at 16:00
by: elementcollector1
Sourcing metals
I have a significant amount of scrap that a casting company sent me for my senior thesis (the experi ...
20-4-2019 at 09:36
by: elementcollector1
Separating Gd, Ce, and Nd
[rquote=500799&tid=79020&author=Sulaiman]
I can't help with the separation of the elements ...
27-3-2019 at 21:01
by: elementcollector1
So what the hell happened?
That's copper(II) oxide, CuO. It forms as a result of decomposition by heat of your copper nitrate, ...
11-3-2019 at 20:30
by: elementcollector1
What material should be used as a vacuum seal?
Silicone's another good option (get the softer stuff, obviously). Pretty sure you can buy sheets as ...
16-2-2019 at 19:32
by: elementcollector1
Do you think Tilt Switches are a viable way for the amateur chemist to obtain Mercury metal?
[rquote=586104&tid=131768&author=Deathunter88]Also, mercury is by far cheaper than gallium/g ...
17-1-2019 at 20:20
by: elementcollector1
Do you think Tilt Switches are a viable way for the amateur chemist to obtain Mercury metal?
Considering the price, I say go for it. You will either get what you want, or learn something new.
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17-1-2019 at 20:18
by: elementcollector1
Preparation of Vanadium from its Pentoxide
From my own experience with vanadium thermite, it also has the problem of being miscible with alumin ...
8-1-2019 at 20:30
by: elementcollector1
'Sudden Deceleration' Suit, or John Stapp's Revenge
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P.S.:....There's already a time-tested me ...
6-1-2019 at 17:38
by: elementcollector1
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