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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
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)
10 July 2015
In our latest "Big Interview", we speak to Henrik Ræder and Frode Tyholdt from SINTEF about their work and their role in Nanostrain
 
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.
 
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13 September 2015
COMS 2015 is the 20th edition of the annual international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology
Sep 2015
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13 September 2015
NANOSMAT is a premier conference in the field of materials related Nanoscience, Engineering and Nanotechnology.
Sep 2015
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16 September 2015
The NAP-2015 conference is devoted to new actual problems of modern Material Science, such as technology of nanomaterial production, and research; properties of nanoparticles, and nanosystems.
 
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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.