This video was created in celebration of this year’s National Chemistry Week theme: Marvelous Metals. Learn more about it here: http://www.acs.org/ncw
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Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D.
Scientific Consultants: Hatem Zurob, Ph.D. Abdallah Elsayed, Ph.D. Junling Hu, Ph.D., Michelle Boucher, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD
Executive Producer: George Zaidan
Production Manager: Hilary Hudson
D block chemistry
Fabrication of a Bronze-Age Sword
Heat treat colors for steel
The Sword of the Samurai
Spectral Characteristics of Grinding Sparks Used for Identification
of Scrap Metals
Study on the Mechanism of Carbon Steel Sparks
Guide to Historic Iron & Steel Structures http://www.sparksengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2015/10/Spark-Test-for-Iron-Steel.pdf
THE UTILITY OF THE SPARK TEST AS APPLIED TO COMMERCIAL STEELS
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