New class of materials could be used to make batteries that charge faster

25 Jul 2018

Researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make even higher power batteries. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used materials with a complex crystalline structure and found that lithium ions move through them at rates that far exceed those of typical electrode materials, which equates to a much faster-charging battery.

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Sun's active region loops

New light shed on explosive solar activity

02 Jul 2012

The first images of an upward surge of the Sun’s gases into quiescent coronal loops have been identified by an international team of scientists. The discovery is one more step towards understanding the origins of extreme space storms, which can destroy satellite communications and damage power grids on Earth.

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Image-guided intensity modulated RT plan for a patient with a spinal  tumour. The radiation dose is shaped away from the kidneys (yellow  outlines) and the spinal nerve roots (inside the green outline). The colour wash represents radiation dose

Project to improve radiotherapy planning

30 Jan 2012

A collaborative project between physicists, oncologists and computer scientists at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, launched last month, will develop improved tools for the planning of high precision radiotherapy. Accel-RT will also help overcome time constraints that currently limit the use of complex radiotherapy treatment.

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