Ellis Davies

Sutton Lake in eastern North Carolina, which serves as cooling ponds for coal-fired power plants. Credit: Jessica Brandt, Duke Univ.

Fish ears can provide data on water contamination

Materials World magazine
Fish ears provide accurate data for analysing water contamination from coal fired plants, as Ellis Davies reports.
The new MEMs switch could be used to make advanced powerlines. Credit: Alexandr Shevchenko / Shutterstock

How a new switching system could make phones and power cables more durable

Materials World magazine
A new switching system could make mobile phones and power cables more durable, as Ellis Davies reports.

Falling construction to build up in 2019

Materials World magazine
UK construction leaves 2018 with mixed messages.

Slate landscape for world heritage

Materials World magazine
The slate landscape of North Wales could become a world heritage site. Ellis Davies investigates.

Melting gold without heat

Materials World magazine
Gold’s unusual behaviour when under an electric field has been observed, as Ellis Davies reports.

Experiments in space

Materials World magazine
New alloys could be developed from an experiment to be carried out on the International Space Station in 2021, as Ellis Davies reports.

A waste disaster avoided

Materials World magazine
Waste left over from aid efforts following disasters can produce a large amount of plastic pollution. Ellis Davies reports on a new study into ways to deal with it.

Polymer from the membrane

Materials World magazine
Nafion membranes for hydrogen cells could be improved with new information on their interaction with water. Ellis Davies reports.

Binding with graphene

Materials World magazine
The use of an adhesive inspired by mussels can be used to reinforce graphene fibres, as Ellis Davies reports.
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.


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