Kathryn Allen

‘Ferroelectrochemistry’ could improve transistors and printed electronics

Researchers at Linköping University’s Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), Sweden, have applied a thin layer of a ferroelectric material onto an electrode in organic electrochemical devices and circuits.

Q&A with Viacheslav Zyrin

Kathryn Allen talks to Viacheslav Zyrin, Associate Professor at Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia, about the benefits of becoming chartered.

Back to school

Kathryn Allen speaks to three professionals about the benefits of further study to professional development.

The benefits of chartership

Kathryn Allen looks at the benefits of becoming chartered.

60 seconds on… the world’s thinnest metallic nanowire

What is it? A one-dimensional wire made of a single line of tellurium atoms and encased in thin carbon nanotubes (CNTs), measuring one nanometre in diameter. Who is involved? Researchers...

New concrete mix resists salt damage

Supplementary cementitious materials could help to reduce the damaging impact of de-icing salt on roads. Kathryn Allen reports.

New magnetic materials calculated by computer

Two new magnetic materials have been created following computer-generated predictions. Kathryn Allen reports.

60 seconds on... a heat-resistant capacitor

What is it? A capacitor used to store an electric charge, which can withstand temperatures of up to 300°C. Who is involved? A team of researchers led by Dorothee Dietz,...

NASA to 3D-print space fabric

NASA has designed fabrics for use in space, with different properties on each side of the material.

Economic digest

A round-up of the latest figures affecting construction and related industries in the UK.


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