Material is a general term for a chemical substance or a mixture of substances with certain, well defined physical properties.

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What materials are used to thermally imprint graphics on cotton fabrics?

For example t-shirt shops transfer color masks onto the cotton fabric using a thermal press. What materials are those masks made of?
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Name of material [closed]

I talked to my brother and we came up to chemistry and he told me that there is some elastic material that can withstand 20 days in our mouth without any changes is that true and if it is whats the ...
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Is there a specific chemical property or concept that explains/predicts the triboelectric series?

Is there a chemical property (perhaps electron affinity?) that can be used to predict where a substance would fall in a triboelectric series such as this one? Or would the cause of the charge ...
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Fermi Level of an alloy

How could one calculate the Fermi level of a copper-nickel alloy? They are both structurally face-centered cubic, however how would this structure affect the Fermi level of the individual atom or the ...
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Reverse-Engineer a material

Let's say I am seeking to find an alloy with certain properties, is there any method or process that enables one to backtrack from desired properties to actual structure and composition of a material? ...
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Electrical properties of 2D materials

This is regarding to the newly-discovered 2-D materials that can support electron flow, such as phosphorene and transition metal dichalcogenides. How do they conduct electricity? I also read that ...
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Is there an adhesive with an on-and-off switch?

Is there a strong adhesive (can carry about 2 kg in the air) that can be switched on or off, for example with electricity or changing the acidity of the surrounding medium, though I prefer electricity ...
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What determines the elastic limit of a substance?

from what I know, the elastic limit of a substance is the maximum amount of stress/force/pressure (a bit of confusion on my behalf here) a substance can withstand and still return to its original ...
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How to calculate mass of nanomaterial grown on a substrate

I'm growing graphene on copper substrates and need to know the mass. The graphene is grown via chemical vapor deposition; amounts of reactants are not completely known. The best approach I've thought ...
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Why are so many ionic compounds brittle?

Even when ionic compounds are strong (e.g. rubies and sapphires), they are neither malleable nor ductile in the slightest, and if sufficient stress is put on them, they will shatter, not bend. Why is ...
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Palladium Nanocube

What is the relative permittivity and relative permeability of a palladium nanocube? If I change the size of this $\ce{Pd}$ nanocube, will these values be changed or remain the same?
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What is “Steel Reinforced Epoxy”

No, it's not epoxy for reinforcing steel. It's "steel reinforced epoxy." http://www.jbweld.com/products/j-b-weld-twin-tube How in the world does steel reinforce epoxy? I can understand how carbon ...
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How are piezoelectric crystals made?

I want to know how the powdered formed of piezoelectric material is converted to crystal like used in quartz watches. I know that some more chemicals are mixed with the material and then it is pressed ...
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What happens if a polymer's length is equal to its persistence length?

So, I've been looking into polymer chemistry to model breaking polymers for a biological model, and I've been a bit stumped by the concept of persistence length. I know that if a polymer is ...
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How to distinguish open-pored polymer foam and foam with closed pores?

I was looking at two foam materials, where I had expected one to have closed pores. Unfourtunately, the microscope was showing the upper layer of cut cells the same in both cases with no indication ...
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Will fire corrode stainless steel?

I am considering building a stove out of stainless steel. I want to us stainless steel because the stove will have a double outer jacket to pass water through and heat it. Will a wood fire sitting ...
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Jahn-Teller Metal : The new state of matter

Recently it came in the news that scientists have discovered a new state of matter called Jahn-Teller metal. I tried reading up on it but couldn't understand it clearly. Please explain in simple ...
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change in state (sublimation and deposition)

I am slightly confused as to how I should think of changes in state (especially sublimation and deposition). Should I think of sublimation and deposition as skipping the liquid phase (fig 1) or should ...
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Is there an otherwise liquid material that has angle of repose?

I wonder whether there is a material which consists from individual molecules (that is, fluid), which has its angle of repose thus exhibiting propertes of a powder?
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What is the world's finest powder substance?

What is the world's finest powder substance that has the smallest granules but remains solid?
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What chemical characteristics give types of steel their properties?

I am a mechanical engineer, and just like everyone else I had classes on the crystal structure of metals, phase diagrams, and the various heat treatments. However, even after diving back into that ...
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Why does sunlight cause colors to fade?

If you leave something outside, its colors seem to inevitably fade or bleach due to exposure. Is this due to UV absorption? What sort of mechanism causes this - is it that man-made dyes deform on a ...
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Is there a porous thin material that will cool a stream of air passed through it to an even cooler temperature on the other side?

Is there a porous thin material (e.g. filter paper, membrane) that will cool a stream of air passed through it to an even cooler temperature on the other side? If this material is absorbent, could ...
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Chemical compatibility of polycarbonate and carbonate esters

I am designing a battery box to house lithium ion batteries in an electric vehicle. These batteries use an electrolyte which probably contains carbonate esters (eg. ethylene carbonate, dimethyl ...
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What does “NADH (sodium salt)” mean?

From what I understand, NADH does not contain any sodium, so why is it being referred to as a sodium salt? Were sodium ions added to NADH? If so, why were they added? On a related note, why is its ...
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Interaction between metalic nanoparticles and aggregation

I can't find any publication to deal with aggregation of colloidal metalic nanoparticles. What type of interaction(s) is/are there between aqeous metalic nanoparticles which give(s) rise to ...
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What is the process or material that can enhance the conductivity of the graphene oxide?

I am doing a research and experiment on using Graphene oxide for deicing. My purpose is to coat graphene oxide on the surface of the ship in the north and south pole where large amount of large size ...
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transparent plate that hardened resin won't stick to

What kind of materials are there available that will be transparent (at least 80% light should pass through) for 365 nm UV that would not stick to hardened resin? I am building a 3D printer that ...
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Chemistry of Stripper Poles: How much weight can different materials support? [closed]

I'm looking to create a light up dancing pole. This requires a translucent material that is strong enough to support the weight and force of a human being, even when it's hollowed out to so LEDs can ...
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Why are 720 nm LEDs so uncommon?

Disclaimer: Potentially more of a physics question, but this area is muddy. I'm trying to find 720 nm LEDs but they're proving to be very uncommon. In fact, there seems to be a gap between 660 nm up ...
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How does epoxy stick to stuff?

According to Wikipedia what gives epoxy its holding power is apparently "ionic" interactions between the epoxy and the surface. But I thought that epoxy was overall neutral when cured. How can it ...
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How does “breathable” siloxane water sealant work?

(This is an interdisciplinary question, between molecular chemistry, materials science & construction. I think Chemistry SE is the right fit, but please move it if needed.) Silane/siloxane ...
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Etching a Screen Protector Film

I have to etch a pattern on a plastic film similar to the ones used to protect phone screens. I want a very thin etch, one that is only visible on close inspection. How can I get that done?
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Safety in handling of concentrated ammonium fluoride

I recently saw a protocol for extracting organic materials that are bound in the silica matrix formed by diatoms. The extraction protocol used 10 molar ammonium fluoride ($\ce{NH4F}$). I briefly ...
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Permanent Balloon?

Is it possible to create a container for helium that it can't permeate through, like a permanent balloon? Or, if not, what kind of material would have the lowest permeability for that application? I ...
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which method can be applied to separate ferrofluid liquid from oil?

I am 2nd year mechanical engineer student. Wanna know is there any substance,liquid or any other stuff to separate ferrofluid from oil after mixing them... Please give me answers..
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What does delta letter mean in some ceramics chemical material formula?

Here is a given chemical formula for ceramic material: La0.6Sr0.4Fe0.8Ni0.2O3-δ There is a letter δ. What does it stand for? I guess it is something about oxygen vacancies in crystal lattice.
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How to take water-dispersed PEDOT:PSS and disperse it in an organic solvent?

I am doing a science fair project on OLEDs. I am testing whether polypyrrole can be used as an emissive layer in a 2-layer OLED. The polypyrrole I am synthesizing is water soluble, and will be ...
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What type of organic compounds are used in OLED technology?

I know that there are organic compounds that exhibit electroluminescence, and are those types of materials difficult to synthesize?
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How do I obtain PDF/ICDD/JCPDS?

I'm having trouble finding JCPDS of a material. I'm specifically looking for Na-titanate.
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What's wool made of?

For example, silk is made of fibroin. But what's wool made of?
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What material is an Inkjet transparent printing film (slide) made of?

I don't mean photographic film/film base but rather the A4/Letter sheets of transparent film that were used in slide projectors during lectures. For example see this.
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What is Nano Zinc Oxide?

First of all, I have zero chemical background, but I seek for an easy explanation about Nano Zinc Oxide. I was told that the name of "Nano Zinc Oxide" couldn't possibly exist. Instead, it should be ...
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How paper-tag survive in the dry-cleaning process?

This prevent the clothes from being ruined by ink on the paper tag. To put the garments attached with this paper through the whole process of dry-cleaning, I have the questions listed below paper ...
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Is toothpaste solid or liquid?

My teacher didn't answer this properly: Is toothpaste solid or liquid? You can't say toothpaste is a solid because solid material have a fixed shape but toothpaste doesn't. However, you can say ...
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How can concrete set underwater?

I'm about to teach concrete to some high school children. I'm not a chemist but as I understand it the limestone cycle is this: ...
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what would happen if you got a full package of wet silica gel on your hand after it tore open? [closed]

I accidently opened a bag of silica gel and got it on my hand what will happen to my hand because now it kinda feels weird.
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Nuclear power: what material is the control rod made from?

My question: What type of material is used in the control rod of a nuclear reactor? (Nuclear power plant)
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Are there two compound resins that tolerate over 1000°C for glass/carbon fiber?

I'm a hobby enthusiast that loves to play with electronics so my major is not in chemistry, there for I'm hoping that this forum is the right place to find aid in this question. I've searched day in ...
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What is the driving force for the growth of uniform size participates in a matrix?

What is the driving force for the growth of equal size participates in a matrix? For different size participates the concentration gradient between small and large particles is the driving force.