The bi-layer polymer backbone motif was derived from the X-ray scattering pattern (background). In the foreground, the pale regions show the paired carbon backbones and the blue regions denote the alkyl side chains.

Polymer structures show backbone

Materials World magazine
Scientists have uncovered details about the structure of PCDTBT, one of the most common organic photovoltaic materials available, which could help explain its superior performance and lead to the creation of materials with improved optoelectronic properties.

Science and Technology of Welding and Joining: Journal of the Month

This June we are celebrating Science and Technology of Welding and Joining as our Journal of the Month . Science and Technology of Welding and Joining is an international peer reviewed journal covering both the basic science and applied technology of welding and joining. Its comprehensive scope encompasses all welding and joining techniques.

Open City Docs Fest

London documentary film festival features several screenings focusing on the work of engineers.

Starpack gold winner interview: Tuomas Orispaa

The Starpack Awards talk to the designer behind this year's corrugated board gold-winner.

Huge new potash resource discovered

A project to find a new supply of the fertilizer in North Yorkshire has discovered what it describes as the world's biggest and highest quality source of polyhalite.