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Diamond anvils lead to first chemical reactions by mechanical pressure

Materials World magazine
The use of diamond molecular anvils in the first chemical reactions by mechanical pressure could lead to a new field of mechanosynthesis. Khai Trung Le reports.

Diving into nuclear ponds

Materials World magazine
Khai Trung Le talks to Steve Franks on the use of scuba divers to clear the Sizewell A nuclear fuel storage pond.

Screening for pesticides using magnetic nanoparticles

Materials World magazine
The use of magnetic nanoparticles to extract synthetic pesticides can reduce the screening process by four hours. Khai Trung Le talks to Assistant Professor Yang Hongshun about his team’s new method.

Digitised finance

Materials World magazine
Why is the construction industry still working with paper versions of vital documents in the digital era, asks Simon Streat, Vice President Product Strategy at digital trade expert Bolero International, UK

Use your helmet

Materials World magazine
This month, Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at intellectual property law firm Withers and Rogers, looks at how a graphene-reinforced helmet saved a competitive cyclist’s life.

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