Chemistry Nexus

by WebElements: the periodic table on the web

A huge find of #helium gas in Tanzania may alleviate critical helium gas resources for some time. Helium is required for cooling NMR magnets and associated imaging instruments in medicine (MRI)

Read more…

June 28th, 2016

Posted In: Atmospheric chemistry, Geological chemistry, Group 18 elements


The media cover a story that scientists at the German Max Planck Institute produced a helium plasma contained for about a tenth of a second but at about 1000000 K. The next step at the Wendelstein 7-X (a stellarator fusion reactor) is to increase the stability of the plasma, to improve the heating method, and to increase the plasma temperature.

Read more…

December 20th, 2015

Posted In: Nuclear chemistry

Tags: , , ,