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

3V-lithium

Scientists home in on lithium battery safety flaws

14 May 2010

Scientists at Cambridge have developed a simple, accurate way of "seeing" chemistry in action inside a lithium-ion battery.

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Trent 900

Strategic research partnership drives materials science research and training

01 January 2010

Rolls-Royce and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will work jointly with the Universities of Cambridge, Birmingham and...

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Organic solar cells

Organic solar cells

01 August 2009

How can the cost of solar cells be reduced enough to make them a feasible source of large-scale renewable energy? The answer is to make them thin...

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blue light-emitting diode

Harnessing materials for energy

27 May 2009

Cambridge has received £1.4 million funding to progress innovative energy solutions.

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Microtomographic image showing the 3D structure of a resorbable support material designed to allow in-growth as it degrades

Next-generation medical implants

01 September 2008

At the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, a highly interdisciplinary approach is meeting the challenge of bioengineering new materials for...

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collagen

Collagen mechanics: learning from nature

01 September 2008

Because of their unique structure, biological tissues exhibit physical and mechanical properties that are unlike anything in the world of...

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Engine

‘Super’ superalloys: hotter, stronger, for even longer

01 September 2008

Only a single class of engineering materials can withstand the extreme conditions deep within a jet aeroplane engine – the nickel-base superalloys...

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