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News
29 October 2014
The understanding of advanced materials and how they perform under different conditions will be enhanced thanks to a new research collaboration between the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
08 October 2014
(Reuters) - An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs.
03 October 2014
Nanostrain project partners based at NPL and IBM have produced a model-based methodology for measuring the voltage induced deformation of piezoelectric thin epitaxial films....visit the Nanostrain project
 
Publications

Improved performance of p--n junction-based ZnO nanogenerators through CuSCN-passivation of ZnO nanorods. Jalali, N.; Woolliams, P.; Stewart, M.; Weaver, P. M.; Cain, M. G.; Dunn, S.and Briscoe, J., Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2014, 2, 10945-10951. Royal Society of Chemistry,  (2014)

Piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials and structures for energy harvesting applications. C. Bowen, H. Kim, P. Weaver, PS. Dunn,  Energy and Environmental Science, 2014, 7, 25-44

Piezoresistive flexible composite for robotic tactile applications. G. Canavese, S. Stassi, C. Fallauto, S. Corbellini, V. Cauda, V. Camarchita, M. Pirola, C.F. Pirri. Elsevier (2014)

 
Events
Nov 2014
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03 November 2014
Members of the international scientific and engineering communities interested in recent developments in fundamental and applied magnetism are invited to attend the Conference and contribute to its technical sessions.
Nov 2014
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05 November 2014
6th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Nov 2014
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18 November 2014
The Fourth International Conference NANOSAFE 2014 will be held from 18th to 20th November 2014 in MINATEC, Grenoble, France.
 
Training courses
Nov 2014
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10 November 2014
A four day training course building on the knowledge and measurement principles gained through the Level 1 training course.
Dec 2014
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03 December 2014
A three day training course intended for anyone who needs to understand the theory and practice of Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
Dec 2014
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18 December 2014
A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
 
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
25 October 2014
Come and join us as we expand our Business Development team and embark on a strong, ambitious period of growth.
25 October 2014
The role will require a degree in chemistry, physics or another associated discipline, ideally with a PhD and possibly post-doctoral experience. Candidates with particularly relevant experience are welcome, which may be considered as an alternative to a PhD.
25 October 2014
The Analytical Science Division at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Kingston University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing invite applications for a three-year funded PhD.