The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) has secured £18.27mln in government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), to establish itself as global centre for advanced ceramics.
Highlights include snodynamic therapy of cancer using a novel TiO2-based nanoparticles, the structural, optical and dielectric properties of Al/Mn doped ZnO nanoparticles and enhanced photocatalytic performance of europium doped TiO2 film.
An international team of researchers has discovered a quantum state of matter that can be ‘tuned’ at will – and it’s 10 times more tuneable than existing theories can explain. This level of manipulability opens enormous possibilities for next-generation nanotechnologies and quantum computing.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have upgraded their laser frequency-comb instrument to simultaneously measure three airborne greenhouse gases – nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and water vapor – plus the major air pollutants ozone and carbon monoxide.
Featuring papers considering a modification of the Wilshire strain equation, enhancing mechanical properties of an Mg–Zn–Ca alloy via extrusion and a review of processing, microstructure adjustments, and mechanical properties of dual phase steels.
In a new report, the Aldersgate Group calls on the UK government to accelerate progress on resource efficiency to secure benefits in terms of emission savings, reduced environmental impacts, job creation and economic resilience.
INEOS Chemicals Grangemouth, INEOS FPS and Petroineos, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Acorn CCS Project to work together to develop Scotland’s first carbon capture and storage system linking Scotland’s industrial heartland to the Acorn CO2 transport and storage system in North East Scotland by 2027.