New technique speeds nanoMRI imaging

Multiplexing technique for nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging (nanoMRI) developed by researchers in Switzerland cuts normal scan time from two weeks to two days. NanoMRI is a scanning...

Proof of concept funding - have your say

Innovate UK is carrying out a review of proof of concept funding for businesses and academics and are asking businesses, universities, public sector research establishments, other research...

Engineering phase changes in nanoparticle arrays

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials whose structure and associated...

UK scientists print low cost radio frequency antenna with graphene ink

The 'wonder material' takes an important step toward commercial applications like wearable wireless devices and sensors connected to the 'Internet of Things' Scientists have moved...

Random nanowire configurations increase conductivity over heavily ordered configurations

Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly...

UK's first superconducting quantum bit foundry

Professor Oleg Astafiev, jointly appointed Professor at Royal Holloway and Visiting Professor at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), and his team of researchers, have designed, built and...

£850k to look at radiation damage in nanoporous nuclear materials

Scientists are investigating the use of man-made sponge-like materials as a new way of solving important engineering challenges for future generations of nuclear reactors, such as the...

Job opportunity: Knowledge Transfer Manager for Materials Chemistry team

Business Development – Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) FIXED TERM – 2 Years We are seeking an experienced industry R&D professional with a business development...

Channeling valleytronics in graphene

To the list of potential applications of graphene – a two-dimensional semiconductor of pure carbon that is stronger and much faster than silicon – we can now add valleytronics, the coding of...

Welsh innovators set to showcase pioneering work

Businesses and organisations in Wales that develop ground-breaking products, services and processes are being urged to open their doors this summer to show off their ideas and expertise. ...

First field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time

Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their...

Materials to cool the future

“Clearly, progress in the field of electrocaloric coolers is determined not only by development of new working media, but also by the ability to traceably and accurately measure electrocaloric...

Direct visualization of magnetoelectric domains

New microscopy technique reveals giant enhancement of coupling between  magnetic and electric dipoles that could lead to novel electronic devices.   The Science A...

Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of...

3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made...

'Holey' graphene for energy storage

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The...

National Physical Laboratory, IBM and Edinburgh University use a new quantum model to reveal the surface structure of water

  The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute in collaboration with IBM and the University of Edinburgh, has used a new quantum model to...

Scientists create invisible objects without metamaterial cloaking

Physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Institute and Australian National University managed to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range. Contrary to...

Solution-grown nanowires make the best lasers

A collaboration between two US universities has resulted in a shortcut to producing lasers that are extremely efficient and able to create many colors of light.   These tiny lasers are...

Save the Date for Innovate UK 2015

The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and will take place at Old Billingsgate, London on 9 and 10 November.    Supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and...
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