Thermal properties

A collection of Catalyst articles about thermal properties.

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QTC - Making the Most of a Novel Material

A Catalyst article about Quantum Tunnelling Composite, a material discovered in 1997 and whose resistance decreases dramatically under pressure. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Fantastic Plastic

This Catalyst article looks at the use of polymers in the manufacture of household items. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 19, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Buckytubes

A Catalyst article about buckytubes, a type of carbon nanoparticle.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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It's a Material World

A Catalyst article about working in materials science and engineering, the process of deciding which material is best for each application. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2007, Volume 17, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

A Catalyst article about using an AFM to image surfaces. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2005, Volume 16, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Designs on Space: the Lifecycle of a Satellite

A Catalyst article about designing, building and testing a spacecraft.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2009, Volume 19, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Solar Cells

This Catalyst article investigates the development of better, more energy-efficient solar cells.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2010, Volume 20, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Printing in Three Dimensions

This Catalyst article looks at 3D printing, a new technology which is rapidly finding applications. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2013, Volume 24, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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The Most Accurate Thermometer in the World

This Catalyst article looks at how a highly accurate thermometer measures temperatures by finding the speed of sound in a gas.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Wearing Electronics

This Catalyst article investigates how polymer materials can be designed and printed with electrical properties that allow them to be used in wearable electronic devices. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Going for Gold

This Catalyst article investigates how gold is an important metal which, when extracted from its ore, has useful properties of durability and electrical conductivity. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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A clear view from the top

This Catalyst article describes the construction of the British Airways i360 tower in Brighton. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 26, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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