Materials World December 2013
Welcome to the final issue of Materials
World for 2013. The December news section presents nanotechnology
in the form of a multi-functional cancer fighting capsule, progress from the
Nanotechnology Partnership for Progress one year on and the potential for
large-scale graphene production in the UK. Sustainability and the environment
also feature heavily as we examine the state of mining in Africa and Latin
America, carbon capture storage projects for sustainable coal and the reality
of algae- and bamboo-based materials, as well as a biochar alternative to
Our feature theme is infrastructure – we take a look at some of the buildings behind the success of London 2012, investigate railway improvements across the UK and examine possible solutions to pothole problems. Mining topics covered include R&D related to bioleaching, risk management and ways of reducing energy use and costs in conveyer belt transportation of minerals.
We would also like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy 2014.