, Volume 41, Issue 8, pp 27–31 | Cite as

Research keeps lead and zinc viable in high-tech markets

  • Jerome F. Cole
Lead, Zinc and Tin Overview


Lead and zinc have long enjoyed widespread use in a variety of applications. To insure growing markets for the future, however, new applications for these durable metals must be developed. Currently, projects are underway to determine the capabilities of lead for such high-technology uses as earthquake damping and nuclear waste containment. Zinc’s capabilities are being developed further, too, particularly in the areas of direct injection die casting, composites and the improvement of coating properties. Other ongoing research initiatives are attempting to better determine the health and environmental influences of these metals.


Waste Form Nuclear Waste Disposal Uncoated Steel Outdoor Exposure Test Transverse Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome F. Cole
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  1. 1.International Lead Zinc Research OrganizationResearch Triangle Park

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