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Ecological uses of tourmaline

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5 Author(s)
Shigenobu, K. ; Dept. of Mater. Sci., Tokai Univ., Kanagawa, Japan ; Matsumura, T. ; Nakamura, T. ; Ishii, H.
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Tourmaline is very famous as the birthstone of October. It is also generally known as a mineral with piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity. Furthermore, tourmaline is expected as one of the ecological and intelligent materials. Thus, the authors introduce the effects of tourmaline on ecological properties. Furthermore, tourmaline enhances the growth rate of plants. From an ecological paint of view, they introduce that the ecological uses of tourmaline are effective in preventing excess energy consumption

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Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 1999. Proceedings. EcoDesign '99: First International Symposium On

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1-3 Feb 1999