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Thin film tungsten diselenide structures with ultra-low thermal conductivities

Materials World magazine
Researchers at the Universities of Oregon and Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used a modulated elemental reactant method to synthesise thin nanocrystalline WSe2 structures with the lowest ever recorded thermal conductivities for a fully dense solid. The technology may lead to improved insulation in a number of applications.

Research and Innovation Conference for Younger Members

Building on the success of previous conferences, the 2007 Research and Innovation Conference provides an opportunity for young engineers, scientists and technologists to exchange ideas, improve presentation skills, increase materials knowledge and develop industrial and academic links.

Entries invited for Plastics Industry Awards 2007

Entries are invited for the 2007 Plastics Industry Awards, which the Institute is supporting.

Materials for a Modern World report published

Materials UK has published a report entitled 'What's the Future Made Of? Materials for a Modern World'.

Nominations sought for 2007 Beilby Medal and Prize

Nominations are invited for the 2007 Beilby Medal and Prize.