3D printed ball-milling jars help Leuven researchers improve mechanochemistry experiments

3D printed ball-milling jars help Leuven researchers improve mechanochemistry experiments

Researchers from the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences at Belgium’s Université catholique de Louvain have created a number of 3D printed jars for ball-milling experiments. The low-cost jars are optimized for reduced background/absorption and higher angular resolution. Mechanochemistry, the coupling of mechanical and chemical phenomena on a molecular scale, is an important area of materials science. Unlike traditional “wet” chemistry, mechanochemistry generally involves the coupling of substances when they are in their solid state. Forget test tubes: mechanochemists often need to grind up their test subjects with a ball mill grinder. But while mechanochemistry is incredibly important for […]

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