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This website was founded as a non-profit project, built entirely by a group of young engineers. Entire website is based on our own personal perspectives, and does not represent any views of any company in the energy industry.

Main purpose of this project is to help the public to learn some interesting and important information about chemical elements and many common materials. We realize that the basics in the materials science can help people to understand many common problems. Anyone can be able to come here, learn the basics of materials science, material properties and to compare these properties. Feel free to ask a question, leave feedback or take a look at one of our articles.


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