Eco-clay walls

Natural Building Technologies ThermoPlan deep wall cavity system has received an 'A' rating in The Green Guide to Housing Specification from the Building Research Establishment. The porous clay structure is thermally efficient, minimising cold bridging and damp/cold cavities.
Ferromagnetic zinc compound

New family of zinc compounds created to benefit research

Zinc compounds have been developed to take on the properties and behaviour of materials allowing researchers to study and understand their properties. Scientists are using this tecnique to study ferromagnetism and develop new products and processes.
Synthetic diamond electronics

Electronic products from synthetic diamonds on the way

The next generation of high-power high-frequency electronic products made from synthetic diamond may not be far off. By using novel processing techniques, Element Six (E6) Ltd, based in Ascot, UK, has announced that it is close to creating these devices. The research includes the Micromachined Diamond Device Initiative.

Making sense of minerals sorting

A near infrared spectrometer for automated mineral sorting is close to production. The imaging specrometer developed by Spectra-Map produces a fingerprint from the reflectance of specific wavelengths to separate and characterise a range of minerals.

Materials engineers and polymer scientists sought for case studies

Materials engineers and polymer scientists are invited to take part in case studies to be used in educational literature.