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dc.contributor.authorRaymond, Onyekachien_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPerera, Lakshika C.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBrothers,, Penelope J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Williamen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPleiger, Paul G.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-28T03:38:58Z
dc.date.available2015-07en_NZ
dc.date.available2016-01-28T03:38:58Z
dc.date.issued2015-07en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationRaymond, O., Perera, L. C., Brothers,, P. J., Henderson, W., & Pleiger, P. G. (2015). The chemistry and metallurgy of beryllium. Chemistry in New Zealand, 79(3), 137–143.en
dc.identifier.issn0110-5566en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9882
dc.description.abstractBeryllium (Be), the first of the group 2 alkali-earth ele­ments, is a silver-gray metal possessing an unmatched combination of physical and mechanical properties, which are vital for a variety of applications that offer tre­mendous benefits to society. It is the lightest workable metal, only two-thirds the weight of aluminium, yet it has six times the stiffness of steel, making it an ideal mate­rial for stiffness-dependent and weight-limited applica­tions. The chart in Fig. 1 illustrates how much beryllium outclasses other engineering materials with respect to thermal conductivity and dimensional stability (ability of a material to retain its uniformity under stress measured as the Young's modulus to density ratio). These unique properties of beryllium translate into performance en­hancement in the end product, for instance the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST: see Fig. 2). The next gen­eration James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to be launched in 2018 as NASA's replacement for the Hubble telescope, will utilise a 6.5 meter wide beryllium mirror to reveal images of distant galaxies 200 times beyond what has ever been sighted.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNZICen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Chemistry New Zealand. Used with permission.
dc.subjectberylliumen_NZ
dc.subjectligandsen_NZ
dc.subjectchronic beryllium diseaseen_NZ
dc.subjectcoordination chemistryen_NZ
dc.titleThe chemistry and metallurgy of berylliumen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfChemistry in New Zealanden_NZ
pubs.begin-page137
pubs.elements-id129525
pubs.end-page143
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume79en_NZ


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