USGS - science for a changing world

Science Topics

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Podcasts/RSS
You are here: Categories > Topics > Elements
Help
Chemical elements
Chemical substances distinguished by atomic number. http://periodic.lanl.gov/
Subtopics:
Aluminum (3 items)
Antimony (1 items)
Arsenic (14 items)
Astatine (1 items)
Barium (2 items)
Beryllium (2 items)
Boron (7 items)
Bromine (1 items)
Cadmium (3 items)
Carbon (7 items)
Cerium (4 items)
Chlorine (2 items)
Chromium (8 items)
Cobalt (3 items)
Copper (4 items)
Dysprosium (5 items)
Erbium (5 items)
Europium (5 items)
Fluorine (6 items)
Gadolinium (5 items)
Gallium (1 items)
Germanium (1 items)
Gold (3 items)
Holmium (5 items)
Iodine (1 items)
Iron (3 items)
Lanthanum (4 items)
Lead (8 items)
Lutetium (5 items)
Magnesium (1 items)
Manganese (1 items)
Mercury (8 items)
Molybdenum (7 items)
Neodymium (5 items)
Nickel (3 items)
Niobium (1 items)
Nitrogen (3 items)
Phosphorus (4 items)
Platinum (1 items)
Potassium (1 items)
Praseodymium (5 items)
Prometium (5 items)
Radium (1 items)
Radon (2 items)
Samarium (5 items)
Scandium (1 items)
Selenium (3 items)
Silver (1 items)
Strontium (6 items)
Sulfur (1 items)
Tantalum (1 items)
Terbium (5 items)
Thulium (5 items)
Tin (2 items)
Titanium (1 items)
Tungsten (2 items)
Uranium (4 items)
Vanadium (7 items)
Ytterbium (5 items)
Yttrium (4 items)
Zinc (6 items)


Results 56 - 63 of 63 listed alphabetically [list by similarity]
PDF The future of rare earth elements--will these high-tech industry elements continue in short supply? [More info]
Presentation describing uses of rare earth elements, why they are important, where they occur and are produced, and aspects of the economics of production and consumption with emphasis on sites that might be developed for production.
PDF The principal rare earth elements deposits of the United States-A summary of domestic deposits and a global perspective [More info]
Explains the geologic setting in which these deposits are found, with information about production and the processes used to extract these valuable mineral resources.
PDF Thermal Properties of Methane Gas Hydrates [More info]
This unusual form of hydrocarbons can alter the thermal properties of host sediments; the analysis presented here helps us understand how those sediments might behave under natural or human-induced changes in the environment.
PDF Tintina gold province study, Alaska and Yukon Territory, 2002-2007 [More info]
New discoveries and modernized extraction methods prompted renewed interest in gold deposits in this part of central Alaska, prompting a variety of studies described here.
PDF Titanium: light, strong, and white [More info]
Titanium is highly resistant to corrosion and is chemically inert. It is as strong as steel but 45 percent lighter, and it is twice as strong as aluminum but only 60 percent heavier.
PDF Trace metals related to historical iron smelting at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Berks and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania [More info]
Iron ore containing elevated concentrations of trace metals was smelted here during 113 years of operation (1771-1883). We sampled a variety of materials nearby to determine the amount of metals such as arsenic, chromium, copper, lead, and zinc.
What Mobilizes Arsenic in Ground Water? [More info]
Research findings and examples of application to real problems--chemical reactions between nitrate, iron, and oxygen can affect the mobility of trace amounts of arsenic.
PDF Zinc-The key to preventing corrosion [More info]
Explains how we use zinc, where it comes from, and discusses worldwide supply and demand.
Result pages:Previous 1 2 All
Alphabetical Index of Topics a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/science//science/science.php?term=1427&order=alpha&b=55&n=55
Page Contact Information: Ask USGS