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21 August 2015
A paper published in a recent issue of Acta Crystallographica uses Diffuse Multiple Scattering to investigate a newly-observed phenomenon in ferroelectric materials...visit the Nanostrain project
07 August 2015
Developing synchrotron sample environments to study next generation field-driven device physics. Workshop Organized jointly by Philip Ryan (APS), Markys Cain (NPL), Paul Thompson (XMaS)
01 August 2015
A century on from Rutherford's experiment marking the discovery of the nucleus and the birth of scattering techniques, a new diffraction process has now been observed. Our team has been attempting to exploit this newly-observed phenomenon to study in situ, ferroelectric materials; in particular PMN-PT single crystals. ...visit the Nanostrain project

Characterization of Nanostructured Phases and Peculiar Phase Transitions in BNBT Lead-Free Piezoceramics.Pardo. A, García. A, Brebol. K,Mercadelli. E, Galassi. C. Trans Tech Publications. 2014.

Lead-free Ba0.9Ca0.1Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 piezoelectric ceramics processed below 1300 °C.    Pardo. L, López-Juárez. R, González. A.M, Cruz. M.P, Villafuerte-Castrejón. M.E. Elsevier. 2013

The 0.96(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 – 0.04BaTiO3 crystal structure: A high-Q, high-counting statistics synchrotron diffraction analysis L. E. Fuentes-Cobas, L. Pardo, M. E. Montero-Cabrera, J. R. Plaisier, A. García, K. Brebøl, E. Mercadelli and C. Galassi.
Feb 2016
11 February 2016
The AAAS Annual Meeting is interdisciplinary and inclusive. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology.
Apr 2016
04 April 2016
Nanotech-2016 is in the US. It is a gathering of researchers, leading scientists, engineers and technology developers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research and innovation.
Apr 2016
05 April 2016
A two day conference, held on the 5th and 6th April 2016, at the Spa Complex Scarborough. Organised by: Ian M. Reaney, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield and Robert Dorey, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Surrey.
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27 October 2014
A wide variety of sectors, from biomedical devices to defence applications and even oil and gas recovery could benefit from this project that could provide more sensitive magnetic field detection, without the need for cryogenic cooling.
02 October 2014
The Nanostrain project aims to advance commercial opportunities arising from controlled strain in nano-scale piezoelectric materials.
06 September 2014
The new sensor’s material and technology addressed by Lab4MEMS will make smart sensors more accessible and appealing to high-growth markets as healthcare, industrial and automotive.
Job vacancies
11 March 2015
The Electronic Interconnects team is seeking a talented scientist to join their Electronics Interconnects team. Deadline 27th March 2015.
20 February 2015
Apply by 20 February 2015 for Sept 2015 entry (late consideration possible)
12 February 2015
The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (CIMComp) is looking to fund TRL 1 to 2 research in the identified themes, which will facilitate fundamental step-change technologies for composites manufacturing. Applications by 12 February 2015.