The demand continues for materials that are stronger, cheaper, lighter, more conductive – simply better.

Sohini Kar-Narayan

Cambridge researcher named one of Top 50 Women in Engineering

23 Jun 2021

Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan from Cambridge’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy has been named one of the top 50 Women in Engineering 2021 by...

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Artist’s impression of glowing halide perovskite nanocrystals

Atom swapping could lead to ultra-bright, flexible next generation LEDs

07 Jun 2021

An international group of researchers has developed a new technique that could be used to make more efficient low-cost light-emitting materials that...

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Hard disk drive

Ultra-high-density hard drives made with graphene store ten times more data

04 Jun 2021

Graphene can be used for ultra-high density hard disk drives (HDD), with up to a tenfold jump compared to current technologies, researchers at the...

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Illustration of graphene structure

Following atoms in real time could lead to better materials design

12 Apr 2021

Researchers have used a technique similar to MRI to follow the movement of individual atoms in real time as they cluster together to form two-...

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Illustration of the magnetic structure of FePS3

‘Magnetic graphene’ forms a new kind of magnetism

08 Feb 2021

Researchers have identified a new form of magnetism in so-called magnetic graphene, which could point the way toward understanding superconductivity...

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Magnetic vortices come full circle

30 Nov 2020

The first experimental observation of three-dimensional magnetic ‘vortex rings’ provides fundamental insight into intricate nanoscale structures...

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Light bulbs

New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light

17 Nov 2020

Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.

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Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

27 Oct 2020

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by...

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Easy-to-make, ultra-low-power electronics could charge out of thin air

13 Oct 2020

Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics that allows ultra-low-power electronic devices which could recharge from ambient...

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Squeezing light

Squeezing light inside memory devices could help improve performance

05 Oct 2020

Researchers have developed a method to ‘squeeze’ visible light in order to see inside tiny memory devices. The technique will allow researchers to...

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Fibre sensor attached to face covering

3D-printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

30 Sep 2020

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices...

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Drying droplets

Coffee stains inspire optimal printing technique for electronics

12 Aug 2020

Using an alcohol mixture, researchers modified how ink droplets dry, enabling cheap industrial-scale printing of electronic devices at unprecedented...

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