A brick for history - Nori

The story of a brick that is back in production 128 years after it first began

Rare earths – the answer to China’s monopoly?

Michael Schwartz takes a look at the recent developments in China’s rare elements

The write stuff

In the first half of a special focus on graphite, Guy Richards explores its uses and examines some trends in supply and demand

The man from Penzance – Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829)

A look back at his life as a chemist, inventor and writer, by Ledetta Asfa-Wossen

Analysing steel corrosion

Thermal analysis can play a role in investigating corrosion of steel, argue four colleagues from NETZSCH