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A Spotlight on Nickel
Nickel is a chemical element with the symbol Ni and atomic number 28. It is a silvery-white, lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. Nickel is a ductile and malleable metal, making it easy to shape and form into various products. It is also resistant to corrosion and oxidation, making it a popular material for many industrial applications.
A Spotlight on Silver
Silver is a chemical element with the symbol Ag A relatively soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal.
A spotlight on Platinum
The chemical element platinum is one of the most commonly known – not just in the world of science, but in the world of the consumer. This dense and ductile material has many properties that appeal to different audiences, whether it be cast into an engagement ring or used on the operating table.
Titanium wires-based anti-soiling coating to improve solar module yield
Using 0.25mm Titanium wire supplied by Advent Research Materials, researchers in Thailand have developed an anti-reflective and anti-soiling coating for commercial solar modules that is claimed to increase power yield by over 6%.
A spotlight on Aluminium
Aluminium is the most abundant metal to be found in the earth's crust. It is extracted from bauxite, hydrated Aluminium oxide, and once in the elemental form aluminium has a silvery appearance. The number of applications that aluminium and its alloys can be used for is vast.
A Spotlight On Cadmium
Due to Cadmium’s toxic nature, its uses are highly restricted, however, it remains a common component of a limited number of consumer items as well as having an important role in several commercial and research based applications.
Advent’s New Interactive Catalogue Search
Advent are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved dynamic search feature that now powers user search across of over 10,000 catalogue items.
A spotlight on Copper Beryllium
Copper Beryllium (CuBe) also known as Beryllium Copper (BeCu), beryllium bronze and spring copper, is a copper alloy with 0.5—3% beryllium and sometimes other elements and has many specialised applications.
Tokamak Divertor Project Launches
Tokamak Energy in Oxfordshire has now completed the installation of the in-vessel modifications (double null divertor). This is the world’s highest field spherical tokamak and the discontinuous divertor is a novel design.
Metal Infused Facemasks & Infectious Disease
As the international scientific community continues to work tirelessly in the global fight against COVID19, we take a look at the innovation in Facemask technologies making their way to market, that leverage key properties of pure metals and their alloys in response to the crisis.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Statement
We are closely monitoring the global situation surrounding the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus and will adhere to government advice as it is published. We would like to reassure our customers as best we can, that all catalogue items are in stock and our materials remain available for immediate shipment globally.
Oxford: A hotbed of innovation, technology and cutting-edge research
Oxford has long been known for its venerable University, attracting some of the world’s finest academic minds. More recently it’s gained a reputation as a hotbed of innovation, technology and cutting-edge research.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Advent has always been proud of its fast and efficient service, coupled with the fully transparent analysis and product traceability of all the materials we supply.
Press Release: Advent launches new website
Oxford based Advent Research Materials have today announced the launch of their new website.
Following the outcome of the UK referendum on EU membership, the UK has today (January 31st, 2020) left the European Union.