Smart textiles monitor health on a large scale

Materials World magazine
By measuring deformations in fabric across large surfaces, smart textiles could feed back health and safety-related data. Idha Valeur finds out more.

A sodium battery that can withstand hundreds of charging cycles

Materials World magazine
One of the first prototypes using sodium in batteries that can be charged hundreds of times is being unveiled. Idha Valeur asks how it was done.

Perovskite solar cells passes international test

Materials World magazine
Experimental solar cells made from perovskite crystals pass international tests for heat and humidity. Shardell Joseph reports.

A spotlight on self-healing flexible electronics

Materials World magazine
A stretchable material that can repair itself also illuminates visibly at low voltages. Shardell Joseph finds out how.

IOM3 responds to Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into E-Waste and the Circular Economy

IOM3 has submitted written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy that was re-launched in March 2020. This inquiry explores how the UK could reduce its environmental impact, create economic opportunities and maintain access to critical materials by better managing and minimising its e-waste.