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Pendulum rod materials

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Over time, several different materials have been used for the pendulum rod such as steel, wood, and invar. The best material is quartz because of its proven stability and low thermal expansion. Steel ... More


Fibrous Minerals and Synthetic Fibers

H. Catherine W. Skinner, Malcolm Ross, and Clifford Frondel

in Asbestos and Other Fibrous Materials: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Health Effects

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195039672
eISBN:
9780197559987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195039672.003.0005
Subject:
Chemistry, Mineralogy and Gems

A mineral is a naturally occurring, crystalline inorganic compound with a specific chemical composition and crystal structure. Minerals are commonly named to honor a person, to indicate the ... More


Anisotropic Unidirectional Fiber Composites Failure

Richard M. Christensen

in The Theory of Materials Failure

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199662111
eISBN:
9780191748387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662111.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In the first major departure from the condition of isotropic materials, anisotropic fiber composite materials are brought into consideration. Aligned–fiber composite materials are taken as being ... More


Preceramic Inorganic Polymers

James E. Mark, Harry R. Allcock, and Robert West

in Inorganic Polymers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131192
eISBN:
9780197561454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131192.003.0013
Subject:
Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

One of the most important interfaces in materials science is the one between polymers and ceramics. Ceramics can be viewed as highly cross-linked polymer systems, with the three-dimensional network ... More


Danish Wind Power: Alternating Currents

Kathleen M. Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

According to Michael Zarin, Director of Government Relations with Vestas Wind Systems, there is nothing “alternative” about wind power anymore (Biello, 2010). After all, wind generation is the most ... More


Taking Flight

John H. Lienhard

in The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135831
eISBN:
9780197565483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135831.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The recurring fantasies of my childhood were dreams of flight. I doubt I differed from other children in my imaginings, and in my childish way I seriously tried to achieve flight. I jumped from the ... More


General procedures in chain-growth polymerization

Najib Aragrag and Dario C. Castiglione

in Polymer Chemistry: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198503095
eISBN:
9780191916557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198503095.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

This chapter is intended to provide a general introduction to the laboratory techniques used in polymer synthesis, by focusing on some relatively well-known polymerizations that occur by ... More


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