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VTT is advancing sustainable materials with physics-based modelling and AI

VTT has advanced its Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) toolbox, known as ProperTune, to fabricate sustainable materials.

Quantum calculations reveal new way to build 2D materials

Quantum calculations have assisted research into the growth of a significant 2D material, hexagonal boron nitride.

Scientists discover that graphene electrodes can break water molecules

Scientists are using graphene to pull water molecules apart, which could help generate hydrogen fuel from water.

Graphene’s coming of commercial age

Terrance Barkan, Executive Director of The Graphene Council, discusses the evolution of graphene, from a scientific discovery to a ‘wonder material’. Ever since the 2004...

Responsibly sourcing silica sand to meet global demand

VRX Silica explores the impending shortage of silica sand, the need for responsible sourcing, and why the company’s three multi-decade silica sand projects in Western Australia are a part...

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Developing materials to overcome AMR in orthopaedic implants

AIMed is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (Horizon2020 MSCA-ITN) training 15 early-stage researchers to develop materials with antimicrobial properties suitable for use on...

Innovation is key to maintain rare earth supply chains

Rare earth supply chain processes highlight an example of a critical material where innovation is key to creating new supply. Rare earth supply chains are...

VTT PlasticsCompass: a comprehensive guide to developing sustainable plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland introduces its PlasticsCompass, an end-to-end method to develop sustainable plastics, from materials selection to production. The headlines are filled...

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First time discovery of high-speed moving plasma turbulence

Scientists observe high-speed plasma turbulence that exceeds heat movement in the Large Helical Device (LHD). In order to achieve a fusion power plant, it is...

New universal reaction mechanism to change the future of nanochemsitry

A universal reaction mechanism, proposed by KAUST scientists, could explain the formation of carbon nanoparticles in interstellar and terrestrial environments. Carbon nanostructures that are formed...

Technology experts produce energy-generating textiles

Tech experts create groundbreaking energy-generating textiles that can produce electricity by capturing energy from body movements. Clothing that can analyse our health, communicate information, and...

Nuclear materials physicist receives honorary doctorate

Professor Robin Grimes is to be awarded an honorary doctorate due to his work in computer simulation techniques that enhance understanding of nuclear materials. Aston...

Quantum simulations enable prediction of stable boron nitride structure

Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have successfully predicted the most stable boron nitrate structure with the utilisation of...

The EIC: tremendous potential for particle accelerator technology

Physicist Dr Daria Sokhan discusses how the UK will be at the forefront of development for the EIC particle accelerator in the US. Physicists from...

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