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27 March 2015
Sonopill’s objective is to develop a capsule capable of providing ultrasound endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract, through the use of miniature piezoelectric transducters.
24 March 2015
Electrode size and boundary condition independent measurement of the effective piezoelectric coefficient of thin films...visit the Nanostrain project
24 March 2015
The Electroceramics for End-users VIII conference held in Maribor (Slovenia) from 25 to 28 of January2015 brought together industrial and academic experts in piezoelectric and multi-functional materials to discuss the latest advances in the development of novel technologies and devices....visit the Nanostrain project
 
Publications

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.
 
Events
Apr 2015
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06 April 2015
The 2015 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held in San Francisco, California. All technical sessions and non-technical events will be held at the Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco Marriott Marquis and The Westin San Francisco Market Street.
Apr 2015
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21 April 2015
The IEEE 35th International Conference on Electronics and Nanotechnology will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from the 21st to the 24th of April 2015
Apr 2015
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22 April 2015
The IOP's Dielectrics Group is hosting its biennial conference at the National Physical Laboratory to explore the ever expanding areas of influence of dielectrics research and application. Abstracts should be submitted as a file upload by 28 February 2015.
 
Training courses
Apr 2015
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15 April 2015
The event will be held on 15 April at The National Physical Laboratory. This session allows engineers to discuss different process problems and bring printed board assembly problems for discussion during the day.
 
Current research
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.