SPE announce Dates and Venue for FOAMS® 2012

The Polymer Society
The FOAMS® 2012 conference will be held September 12-13 in Barcelona, Spain.

Pioneers of the world’s thinnest material recognised in the New Year Honours

Two physicists have been knighted for their work in developing graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon that is stronger than steel.

Printing nanodots with efficiency

Materials World magazine
Researchers in the Republic of Korea have overcome the obstacles in current methods of fabricating metal nanodot arrays with dot sizes of less than 100nm, which have applications in solar panels and data storage.

An apatite for conduction

Materials World magazine
A collaborative group of scientists at Bath, Birmingham and Warwick universities are looking into new solid electrolytes that work at temperatures of ~500-700ºC, spurring growing interest in new apatite-type silicates and germanates.
Fabricated analog chip used to mimic neuronal processes involved in memory and learning. Image courtesy of Guy Rachmuth

Brain chip that 'learns' packs triple punch

Materials World magazine
A computer chip that can ‘learn’ could improve our understanding of how the brain works, lead to a better human-machine interface and pave the way for artificial intelligence.