Ellis Davies

Funding new battery technology

As part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund, £25 million is available for the development of new battery technology. Ellis Davies reports.

Spotlight – How to... effectively use microscopy in the metals industry

Dr. Roger Barnett, Applications Development Engineer, Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd, gives an overview of microscopy in the metals industry.

Nanonis Tramea

Spotlight – How to... characterise and analyse materials with a quantum transport measurement system

Dr Harriet van der Vliet*, Quantum Engineer at Oxford Instruments, Dr George Lengel at SPECS-TII Inc. and Dr Alessandro Pioda at SPECS Zurich GmbH explain how quantum transport measurement systems, such as the Nanonis Tramea, facilitate research in device characterisation.

Material Marvels: Hamburg’s reflection

At the western point of Hamburg’s HafenCity, Germany, stands Europe’s largest inner-city development, Elbphilharmonie, which is set to become a centre for culture and social life, as Ellis Davies reports.

Diamond-like graphene

Ellis Davies reports on a new process for creating diamene, a flexible material as hard as diamond.

Is machine learning a threat?

Machine learning could improve efficiency in a range of sectors, but has been labelled a possible threat to jobs. Ellis Davies investigates the pros and cons.

Volcanic impact

Mineral deposits on the Isle of Skye indicate a meteorite impact that could have caused the Island’s earliest volcanic activity. Ellis Davies reports.

Back to Balcombe

West Sussex council has given its approval for fracking firm Cuadrilla to explore for oil at the Lower Stumble site near Balcombe, UK.

Spotlight – A snapshot of additive manufacturing

Dr Martin Baumers, Assistant Professor of Additive Manufacturing Management at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing, UK, takes a look at the industry and the materials it uses.

Spotlight – Additive Manufacturing

Gary Taylor, Regional Manager at additive manufacturing service provider EOS UK and Ireland, explains the transformative nature of additive manufacturing.

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