New method developed for producing some metals

The MIT researchers were trying to develop a new battery, but it didn’t work out that way. Instead, thanks to an unexpected finding in their lab tests, what they discovered was a whole new way of producing the metal antimony—and potentially a new way of smelting other metals, as well.

The discovery could lead to metal-production systems that are much less expensive and that virtually eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with most traditional metal smelting. Although antimony itself is not a widely used metal, the same principles may also be applied to producing much more abundant and economically important metals such as copper and nickel, the researchers say.

The surprising finding is reported this week in the journal Nature Communications, in a paper by Donald Sadoway, the John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry; postdoc Huayi Yin; and visiting scholar Brice Chung.

“We were trying to develop a different electrochemistry for a battery,” Sadoway explains, as an extension of the variety of chemical formulations for the all-liquid, high temperature storage batteries that his lab has been developing for several years. The different parts of these batteries are composed of molten metals or salts that have different densities and thus inherently form separate layers, much as oil floats on top of water. “We wanted to investigate the utility of putting a second electrolyte between the positive and negative electrodes” of the liquid battery, Sadoway says.

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Max yawned as he stretched himself in the shower. He’d been back in his hometown for a week on a tennis tournament and he was feeling great. He’d been on a winning streak and had met a gorgeous model to call his own for a night. They both knew full well it couldn’t last longer and Max was okay with that, but he had invited Jory to stay over for breakfast.

When a knock on the door came, Max frowned. Was he supposed to meet someone? He didn’t have any appointments. Then it dawned on him, he had given up his uncle Charles as a visitor and he could go straight through to the room. “Jory, would you mind answering?” Max asked as he put his head around the shower curtain.


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grell smells like strawberries and expensive soaps
ciel smells like. leather and milk
sebastian smells like sulfur and salsa
lizzy smells like sunny d and candy
william smells like old books and hand sanitizer
undertaker (me) smells like dirt and soda and embalming fluid

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Ashtaroth had been curious about the man who had married his son. Of course, having just found out about having a son, he was still getting to know the man. But, he was determined to be the best father that he could be and took his job very seriously. Naturally, when he found out that Nico was married and had twins with the man, he had to check him out for himself. Just to make sure he was suitable. So he sent a letter to Jory, asking for an audience in his palace for a friendly afternoon lunch. When the man walked in, he quickly looked him up and down, noting everything. “Hello. It is good to finally meet you.” 


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Because Turtonator lives on volcanoes, feeding on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, its shell has a layer of explosive material—mostly sulfur. When something strikes this Pokémon, sparks fly from the horns on its shell, igniting an explosion!

In areas around volcanic craters, this Pokémon camouflages itself as a rock and waits for prey. At the moment when its prey steps onto the back of its shell, Turtonator strikes its shell with its own tail, triggering an explosion!

The explosive blasts triggered from Turtonator’s back are released through an orifice located on the middle front of the Pokémon’s body. This is Turtonator’s weak point. Attacks landing on its stomach will cause it a great deal of damage.

Shell Trap is a move that only Turtonator is able to learn. With this move, the Pokémon can set a trap at the beginning of the turn, and if Turtonator is hit by an opponent’s physical attack during that turn, Shell Trap triggers an explosion that will deal much greater damage to the opponent.



A silvery rarity

Known as Allargentum and made of silver antimony sulphide, this unusual beauty is a silver ore whose name comes from the Greek allos (another) and the Latin name of silver. It usually only forms in high grade deposits, and deposits have been found in Canada, the United States, Australia, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, and Uzbekistan. In this 4.3 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm specimen on calcite matrix from Morocco, the Allargentum has replaced square tetragonal crystals of another silver antimonide called Dyscrasite while retaining their original shape rather than taking on the hexagonal habit more usual to this mineral, in a process known as pseudomorphing (see for an explanation).


Image credit: Spirifer Minerals

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