• EMG June 2018 newsletter now available

    Energy Materials Group
    The Energy Materials Board is please to announce that Issue #15 of the EMG-Newsletter is now available
  • Tungsten too brittle for nuclear fusion reactors

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers find tungsten – a favoured choice of metal within nuclear reactors – is liable to become brittle, leading to failure.
  • Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 July

    An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute will be held on 10 July at 297 Euston Road, London, immediately following the Institute's 2018 AGM
  • Bending for power

    Materials World magazine
    Deformed crystals used in solar cell semiconductors could make for more efficient photovoltaic panels. Ines Nastali reports.
  • The right temperature

    Materials World magazine
    The temperature at which volcanic rock cracks to create columnar formations, such as those seen at the Giant’s Causeway, has been identified to be between 840–890oC, giving new understanding to geothermal energy systems. Ellis Davies reports.
  • Lithium in the future

    Materials World magazine
    On 9–10 April 2018, the Geological Society held the Lithium: From Exploration to End-User conference as part of their 2018 Year of Resources. Ellis Davies reports.
  • Blockchain’s coal addiction

    Materials World magazine
    Khai Trung Le looks at the meteoric rise of bitcoin and blockchain processes, and the coal sources that fuel that success.
  • The future of nuclear lies renewable success

    Materials World magazine
    As more and more countries persist with the shift away from nuclear, the sector may find an unlikely ally in renewable energy. Khai Trung Le talks to Audun Botterud on the promise of flexible nuclear.
  • Journey to the centre of the Earth

    Materials World magazine
    Exploiting the inexhaustible heat supply from the Earth’s core requires tools and materials that can withstand extreme conditions. Khai Trung Le looks at solutions from the DESCRAMBLE project.
  • Nanocage for efficient hydrogen storage

    Materials World magazine
    A project aiming to improve the safety and efficiency of hydrogen storage is developing composite materials to allow controllable release of the gas. Kathryn Allen reports.