Ellis Davies

The nanocrystals must first be dispersed in molten boron oxide and then subjected to neutron irradiation in a nuclear reactor. Credit: IOCB Prague

Tumour busting nanomaterials

Materials World magazine
A new method for creating nanomaterials with a nuclear reactor could be used to destroy tumours.

Surfaces fighting frost

Materials World magazine
A new passive technology to prevent frosting could do away with chemical anti-freeze solutions. Ellis Davies reports.

Great lengths to form bridges

Materials World magazine
A new bridge form could help engineers span greater distances, providing previously impossible over-land links. Ellis Davies reports.

Building with moon dust

Clay Technology magazine
Habitats on the moon to house space exploration missions are one step closer to reality with a new kind of brick, as Ellis Davies reports.

Mark Miodownik on the future of materials science

Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials and Society at University College London, and Director of the Institute of Making, talks to Ellis Davies about his career and the future of materials science.

Don’t wear it out

Materials World magazine
A new take on an old material is believed to have created the world’s most wear-resistant alloy, as Ellis Davies reports.

Keeping solar out of landfill

Materials World magazine
Solar panels installed around the turn of millennium will reach their end-of-life in 2030, creating a surge of photovoltaic waste. Ellis Davies reports on a technology that could recycle the out-of-date modules.

The world of fusion

Materials World magazine
In the wake of recent advances in fusion energy, Ellis Davies investigates the ever on the horizon technology.

How to... use plasma treatment in electron microscopy

Henniker Scientific Ltd, UK, explain the advantages of using plasma treatment to maintain microscopy equipment.

Wrapped in shellfish

Materials World magazine
A new material made from food waste could be a biodegradable alternative for food packaging, as Ellis Davies reports.

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