Simon Frost

Wienerberger adds more slender bricks

Adding to its Roman range, Wienerberger, UK, has released seven new long-format bricks.

Wood-based water filter traps bacteria

Cellulose filters with a positively charged polymer surface can trap negatively charged bacteria to remove them from water.

10 minutes with…Andrew Dunster and Jorge Corker

We talk to two of the partners in GELCLAD, an EU H2020 project developing a sustainable insulation system based on functional biopolymers and aerogels.

Self-healing materials receive a boost

Four UK universities are collaborating on a mission to develop self-healing materials.

Nanotubes extend perovskite life

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could help to solve a problem hampering the viability of perovskite solar cells – their instability.

10 minutes with...Salvatore Grasso and Mike Reece

Simon Frost talks to Salvatore Grasso and Mike Reece, researchers at Queen Mary University of London, UK, who recently published a review of research into flash sintering, a relatively new process that could revolutionise industrial ceramics production.

Material of the month: bio-based polymers

We look at plastics made from sugarcane, milk and a range of other biomass sources. 

Scientists react to Chatham House biomass rebuttal

Chatham House has published a paper arguing that energy policies for woody biomass are not fit for purpose.

Magnesium diffusion modelled

A new model for diffusion in magnesium alloys could be used to examine a range of materials.

Atom-thick silicon embedded in polymer

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have developed a stable composite material that can be processed with standard polymer technology.

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