Self-cleaning solar panels – ditching the dirt

Materials World magazine
Hydrophobic, dust repellent surfaces are helping maintain solar panel conversion efficiency

Hot topic - How serious are the consequences of Indonesia’s ban on the export of unrefined nickel and other ores?

Materials World magazine
Experts consider the implications of Indonesia’s ban on the export of unrefined materials

Compute me the perfect alloy

Cheaper material substitutes to expensive alloys can be created using a time-saving computer algorithm

Fred Starr recalls the Flixborough disaster

Materials World magazine
The causes and consequences of the Flixborough chemical plant disaster and a look at BSE

A cool electrocaloric effect

Materials World magazine
The UK’s National Physical Laboratory on a gas-free cooling technology for refrigeration and air conditioning