Silicon sandwich

Materials World magazine
As silicon-based solar cells approach their maximum theoretical efficiency, perovskite-silicon double junction cells could be the next standard form for solar cells.

Lower price for 3D-printed prosthetics

Materials World magazine
3D printing is being used to lower the cost of pricey robotic prosthetics. Kathryn Allen reports.

Materials solutions to global problems

Materials World magazine
Combining the 20 th Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum covered a range of materials science topics, including batteries, multifunctional nanomaterials, and spectral conversion materials. Kathryn Allen reports.

What lies beneath

Materials World magazine
A new method for processing data from seismic surveys could help give a more detailed view of underground oil reserves, as Ellis Davies reports.

Contamination lead

Materials World magazine
Research has shown that black plastic components made from recycled electrical equipment introduce lead into food-contact items.