Making nanoceramic components

Manufacturing nanostructured ceramic components could now become more industrially viable using processing techniques developed at Loughborough University, UK.
The Solar+Reflectance optical head with highly sensitive detectors

Inspecting solar cell production

An in-line monitoring system that is compatible with copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and cadmium telluride solar cell production is available from LayTec, based in Berlin, Germany. The company claims the technology will accelerate development and reduce processing costs for a range of thin film deposition processes.
Power plant

Capturing carbon dioxide in China

Preliminary geological surveys suggest there may be potential for ‘significant [onshore] storage in Chinese basins for CO2’, says Dr Mike Stephenson, Head of Science for Energy at the British Geological Survey.