False promise of revolutionary changes in technology has led lithium
resource development to a dead end. Gerry Clarke examines the efforts of
companies worldwide to supply the predicted surge in demand.
The materials and manufacturing benefits of hot isostatic pressing of
hardfacing and stainless steel powders for pressurised water reactor
components is described by Barry Burdett, a materials specialist at
Rolls-Royce Plc Raynesway in Derby, UK.
Professor George Smith is Emeritus Professor of Materials at The
University of Oxford, UK. He outlines his thoughts on the future of the
nuclear industry and the problems that need addressing for energy
An interview with Dr Jack Henderson, who manages high-temperature applications support in North
America for Netzsch. His primary research interests are heat transfer,
thermodynamics, instrumentation, thermophysical properties and nuclear
There are constant warnings about the risks of exhausting supply of
vital resources, including the impact on our way of life. Professor
Animesh Jha, from the Institute for Materials Research at the University
of Leeds, UK, examines the sources of rare earth elements and the
research driving their use in emerging technologies.
A polymer network using polyaniline could be the solution to enhanced
hydrogen storage. Dr K Balasubramanian from the Defence Institute of
Advanced Technology (DIAT) in Pune, India, explains how this could
provide an alternative to traditional energy systems.