• Probing hardmetal

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in France and Sweden have made progress in understanding why some properties of hardmetal improve when doped with vanadium. The findings could help manufacturers control the hardness and durability of hardmetal.
  • Stick together – protein-based adhesives

    Materials World magazine
    Proteins extracted from oilseed rape (canola), soy or castor meals using a new technique are yielding formaldehyde-free structural adhesives suitable for use in wood composites, say scientists at Advanced Biopolymer Technologies, in Mantua, USA.
  • Magnetic-layered phosphate showing introduction of magnetic species between the metal phosphate layers

    Adding colour to magnetic materials

    Materials World magazine
    Experiments on magnetic materials at the University of Birmingham, UK, have yielded ‘surprising’ results that could generate a new range of pigments.
  • Stick together – protein-based adhesives

    Wood Focus magazine
    Proteins extracted from oilseed rape (canola), soy or castor meals using a new technique are yielding formaldehyde-free structural adhesives suitable for use in wood composites, say scientists at Advanced Biopolymer Technologies, in Mantua, USA.
  • Decayed tree-trunk

    Fighting decay - organic preservation of wood

    Wood Focus magazine
    An organic preservation method for treated wood used in residential applications may provide an effective and environmentally friendly way to prevent wood decay.
  • Materials Literature Review Prize & Masterclass 2011: Call for entries

    Maney Publishing
    The 2011 Literature Review Prize of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, with sponsorship from the UK Centre for Materials Education, is now open for submissions.
  • Journal of the month.....was a success!

    Maney Publishing
    Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history, and its content. In July, the Journal of the Energy Institute was Maney's journal of the month. If you've not yet taken advantage of our free content for Journal of the Energy Institute you have until 15 August to do so.
  • Body armour made from cornstarch?

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    Researchers claim to have used the same scientific principles found in cornstarch to invent a lightweight, flexible composite material able to dissipate high-impact energy.
  • Low–porosity ceramic tiles

    Clay Technology magazine
    Improved stain resistance in polished ceramic tiles may now be possible, according to researchers at the Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio in Spain. They have introduced an organic fugitive phase during liquid sintering of green tiles to achieve reduced porosity volume with various pore sizes.
  • Maney Editor wins Royal Society Award

    Maney Publishing
    Professor Philip Withers of The University of Manchester has received the Royal Society’s 2010 Armourers and Brasiers’ Company Prize for his work on neutron and hard x-ray beams. Professor Withers is the UK Editor of the Institute’s journal International Materials Reviews , and an Associate Editor of Materials Science and Technology .

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