Gain block to be integrated into a chip device. Image courtesy of University of Huddersfield, UK, and CIP Technologies, Suffolk, UK.

Surface control

Materials World magazine
An optical chip interferometry system that uses wavelength spatial scanning techniques could lead to online micronanoscale surface measurement during materials processing.
Building under construction

Building in carbon

Materials World magazine
A technique for carbon profiling, as a solution for quantifying embodied and operational carbon in buildings, has been put forward in a report commissioned by the UK’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Low energy cement production

Materials World magazine
Researchers in Germany have developed a high-performance mineral binder, which, they say, can help reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions associated with cement production.