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Making new materials with micro-explosions

Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material.   The new technique could lead to the simple...

Innovation documentary looking for 'disrupters' in science, technology, engineering & design

A major Hollywood Studio feature documentary film directed by Emmy Award winning filmmakers is looking for the next generation of disrupters in science, technology, engineering & design. ...

Working Safely with Nanomaterials

You are invited to attend an event on Working Safely with Nanomaterials to be held at Burlington House, London on Wednesday 9th September 2015. This event will see the launch of the revised...

New method can make cheaper solar energy storage

Building on a unique idea, EPFL scientists have developed a cost-effective new method for converting and storing solar energy into hydrogen. Storing solar energy as hydrogen is a...

Major step for implantable drug-delivery device

MIT spinout signs deal to commercialize microchips that release therapeutics inside the body. An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now...

Materials for Demanding Environments Webinar Recording Now Available

A £2m Innovate UK Feasibility Study Competition will be launched in October 2015. This Webinar discusses the scope and next steps including providing information about the...

New conductive ink for electronic apparel

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. This new functional ink...

X-ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials

  Imaging and data analysis techniques offer new approach to probing material properties. In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well...

Modeling how thin films break up

Recent PhD recipient Rachel Zucker models phenomena collectively known as "dewetting" in microscale to nanoscale thin films. Excess surface energy from unsatisfied bonds is a...

Strong teeth: Nanostructures under stress make teeth crack resistant

Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood. An interdisciplinary team led by...

One nanocrystal, many faces: connecting the atomic surface structures of CeO2 nanocrystals to catalysis

When it comes to reducing the toxins released by burning gasoline, coal, or other such fuels, the catalyst needs to be reliable. Yet, a promising catalyst, cerium dioxide (CeO2), seemed...

New nanocomposite material as CO2 sensor

A new material changes its conductivity depending on the concentration of CO 2  in the environment. The researchers who developed it have utilized the material to produce a...

Visualising nanoscale changes in the electronic properties of graphene

NPL's Quantum Detection Group has recently published a study in  Scientific Reports  that casts a new light on the electronic properties of quasi-free standing graphene (QFSG),...

Forthcoming competition: The management and use of Biofilms

Innovate UK and BBSRC are jointly funding a new competition to address the opportunities and challenges of biofilms. Launched 15 June, consortia-building workshops are being held to enable...

View the finest materials innovation at the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event.

Cenex-LCV2015 is the UK’s low carbon vehicle event. It incorporates four key features:  a technology exhibition split over three halls  an extensive seminar programme ...

Participate in KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

Date: Thursday, 02 July 2015   Time: 10:00 - 17:00   Venue: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH   Event Background:...

Tiny but precise: the most accurate quantum thermometers

Scientists have defined the smallest, most accurate thermometer allowed by the laws of physics — one that could detect the smallest fluctuations in microscopic regions, such as the variations...

An Inexpensive Rival to Graphene Aerogels

Researchers in China have created a new three-dimensional polypyrrole aerogel-based electromagnetic absorber material that can serve as an inexpensive alternative to costly graphene aerogels ...

Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene

A new study published in IOP Publishing’s journal 2D Materials has proposed using graphene as an alternative coating for catheters to improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs.   ...

Materials Innovation Showcase at Cenex-LCV2015

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is bringing together some of UK’s most innovative and dynamic SMEs to showcase their materials innovations targeted at helping low carbon vehicle...
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