ZIA monitors global R&D activity along the zircon value chain, using a variety of scholarly search engines and produces a review of publications on a rolling 6-month basis.

The chart below, from the latest edition 2015, indicates that advanced ceramics, bio-medical applications and nano-materials were important areas of research in 2015.

Average number of citations per research topic - main categories
(X-axis: average number of citations per paper for all references in each category).

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