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New Materials (new china industry),could this be the next bill gates($$$) industry?

  1. Dec 18, 2009 #1
    "New Materials"(new china industry),could this be the next bill gates($$$) industry?


    thoughts?
     
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  3. Dec 18, 2009 #2

    russ_watters

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    Re: "New Materials"(new china industry),could this be the next bill gates($$$) indust

    Not really, no.

    Where did you get that from and what is your point?
     
  4. Dec 18, 2009 #3

    Astronuc

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    Re: "New Materials"(new china industry),could this be the next bill gates($$$) indust

    This applies to any industrialized economy, not just China.

    One can find discussions about R&D of new materials and processes in journals of the ASM International (www.asminternational.org[/url]), The Metallurgical Society (TMS, [url]www.tms.org[/url]), the American Ceramic Society ([url]www.ceramics.org[/url]), and various others. US DOE national labs also have programs in materials and processing which are unique to their particular missions. ASMI in particular publishes a trade magazine, [url=http://asmcommunity.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/MatInformation/Magazines/]Advanced Materials & Processes[/URL].

    The desirable properties of a material depend on its function.


    Update/edit: Valuable, Rare, Raw Earth Materials Extracted from Industrial Waste Stream
    [QUOTE]ScienceDaily (Dec. 19, 2009) — Fierce competition over raw materials for new green technologies could become a thing of the past, thanks to a discovery by scientists from the University of Leeds.

    Researchers from Leeds' Faculty of Engineering have discovered how to recover significant quantities of rare-earth oxides, present in titanium dioxide minerals. The rare-earth oxides, which are indispensable for the manufacture of wind turbines, energy-efficient lighting, and hybrid and electric cars, are extracted or reclaimed simply and cheaply from the waste materials of another industrial process.

    If taken to industrial scale, the new process could eventually shift the balance of power in global supply, breaking China's near monopoly on these scarce but crucial resources. China currently holds 95 per cent of the world's reserves of rare earth metals in a multi-billion dollar global market in which demand is growing steadily.

    . . . .[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091215101708.htm[/url]
     
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  5. Dec 19, 2009 #4
    Re: "New Materials"(new china industry),could this be the next bill gates($$$) indust

    No.
    Suitable is best.
    Science serves people but not money.
    We can't destroy all the old buildings and then rebuild them with 'new' materials, this produce much money but little value.
    And although R & D is developing in China, it's not an excuse to aimless venture there.
    And, I am Chinese. So I can tell you-- If you have the technology, you can gain money in China. If not, please keep your distance(not aiming to offend you), this industry has been too too too hot.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 #5

    chemisttree

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    Re: "New Materials"(new china industry),could this be the next bill gates($$$) indust

    ... and http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...,494,631.PN.&OS=PN/7,494,631&RS=PN/7,494,631" is how it is done.
     
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