New theory on Chernobyl origin

A new theory by Dr Lars-Erik De Geer challenges the origins of the Chernobyl accident. Khai Trung Le reports.

Felted nanotubes form strong networks

A wet chemical infiltration process allows carbon nanotubes to be combined with other materials without losing properties, forming a network that can enhance battery power. Kathryn Allen reports.

Boosting steel efficiency

A new EU project aims to develop software to reduce raw materials use in Europe’s steel industry. Ellis Davies reports.

A smarter outfit

Ellis Davies rounds up recent developments in smart fabrics and clothing.

Diamond celebrates 10th anniversary

Diamond Light Source celebrated its tenth anniversary in late 2017. Khai Trung Le looks back at some of the synchrotron’s materials science milestones.