Shardell Joseph

Absorbing solar energy with a checkerboard design

Materials World magazine
Solar panels designed with checkerboard lines can increase light absorption capabilities by 125%, claims a team from the University of York, UK. ‘We found a simple trick for boosting the...

Triplet conductivity in diamonds

Materials World magazine
Researchers in Johannesburg, South Africa, are demonstrating the theory of triplet spin conductivity in diamonds – a phenomenon that occurs when electrons move in a composite spin state. This is...

Capturing metal failure on film

Materials World magazine

Raising the roof with wooden architecture

Materials World magazine
A new whisky distillery in Scotland showcasing contemporary architecture combines a rippling wooden roof with glass and steel.

Electrifying mining

Materials World magazine
A global Fintech company is partnering with Inner Mongolia’s local government and mining companies to electrify its mining activity.

Immobilising the UK’s plutonium stockpile

Materials World magazine
By transforming plutonium waste into a glass-ceramic material, it could be safe for geological disposal in the UK.

Cracking the crud problem in nuclear reactors

Materials World magazine
A new design for fouling-resistant materials could thwart corrosion of nuclear systems. Shardell Joseph finds out how.

Designing biomaterials with AI

Materials World magazine
A data-driven approach to biomaterials is using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict water repulsion and protein adsorption, allowing for advanced material screening and design of organic materials. The researchers from...

A fungal alternative for leather

Materials World magazine
A study reveals that fungal leather could be more sustainable and cheaper than animal and plastic versions, imitating the look and feel of traditional leather. Researchers from Imperial College London,...

Preserving cultural heritage with metal organic frameworks

Materials World magazine
Promethean Particles, based in Nottingham, UK, has joined a European consortium to innovate packaging and storage solutions for historical and cultural artefacts. As part of the NEMOSINE Project, Promethean Particles...

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