Making nanoceramic components

Materials World magazine
Manufacturing nanostructured ceramic components could now become more industrially viable using processing techniques developed at Loughborough University, UK.
The Solar+Reflectance optical head with highly sensitive detectors

Inspecting solar cell production

Materials World magazine
An in-line monitoring system that is compatible with copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and cadmium telluride solar cell production is available from LayTec, based in Berlin, Germany. The company claims the technology will accelerate development and reduce processing costs for a range of thin film deposition processes.
Power plant

Capturing carbon dioxide in China

Materials World magazine
Preliminary geological surveys suggest there may be potential for ‘significant [onshore] storage in Chinese basins for CO2’, says Dr Mike Stephenson, Head of Science for Energy at the British Geological Survey.

Grain Boundaries at High Temperature event

High Temperature Materials Committee
This symposium on 29 April will discuss grain boundary behaviour to present a summary state-of-the-art review.

Young Persons' Lecture Competition - Abstracts from the London Local Heat

London Materials Society
London Materials Society will host the local heat for the Young Persons' Lecture Competition, on the 19th of February 2009 , at the Institute of Materials commencing at 1700 hours . Tea/coffee will be available from 4.30 pm.