Beryllium: Physicochemical Properties, Applications and Safety Concerns

Pauleen Dyer (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

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Beryllium (Be) is a lightweight metal with unique chemical and physical properties. It is stiff, resistant to corrosion, a good conductor of electricity and heat, and dimensionally stable during extreme temperature changes. These properties have made it desirable for many commercial and defense applications, such as aircraft and satellite structures, high-speed electronic circuitry, nuclear applications, and precision instruments. It has also been used in dental appliances, golf clubs, non-sparking tools, and wheelchairs. This book discusses the physicochemical properties, applications and safety concerns of beryllium. (Imprint: Novinka )

Preface

Chapter 1 - Predicting Performance for BeLPT Testing: A Review (pp. 1-22)
Dan Middleton and Michael Lewin (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Georgia, USA)

Chapter 2 - Clinical Aspects of Chronic Beryllium Disease: A Review (pp. 23-40)
Hans Schweisfurth (Institute for Pulmonary Research (IPR), Cottbus, Germany)

Chapter 3 - Cosmogenic Nuclide Beryllium-10 in Marginal Sea Research (pp. 41-82)
Yong-Liang Yang, Masashi Kusakabe, Zhenxia Liu, Chengde Shen, Tiegang Li, Xuefa Shi and Zhenbo Cheng (National Research Center of Geoanalysis, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 4 - Beryllium-7 Content in Rain: Evidences for a Semiarid Environment (pp. 83-104)
J. Juri Ayub, R. H. Velasco, M. Rizzotto and R. M. Anjos (Grupo de Estudios Ambientales – Instituto de Matemática Aplicada San Luis – Universidad Nacional de San Luis/ CCT-San Luis-CONICET, San Luis Argentina, and others)

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