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News
18 December 2014
Researchers from NPL are collaborating with partners at UCL to develop a robust approach for modelling the properties of large-scale piezoelectric systems....visit the Nanostrain project
15 December 2014
Researchers from PTB and Freie Universität Berlin demonstrate the potential of using ultra-broadband synchrotron radiation for high-resolution imaging and nano-FTIR spectroscopy....visit the Nanostrain project
12 December 2014
A number of Nanostrain project partners will be presenting at Piezo2015 in January, including a team from NPL on the latest step height measurement results as well as recent work undertaken at ESRF....visit the Nanostrain project
 
Publications
The Global and Local Symmetries of Nanostructured Ferroelectric Relaxor 0.94(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 – 0.06BaTiO3 M. E. Montero-Cabrera, L. Pardo, A. García, M. E. Fuentes-Montero, M. L. Ballinas-Casarrubias and L. E. Fuentes-Cobas.
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.

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)

 
Events
Jan 2015
25
25 January 2015
Piezo2015 is presenting the latest piezoelectric and multifunctional materials, technologies, devices research and development. The event will bring together the international community.
Feb 2015
23
23 February 2015
23 February – 06 March 2015 in Jülich, Germany. This year's Spring School aims to give both an introduction to and an overview of current research topics of soft matter systems with the emphasis on biological and technological functionality.
Mar 2015
02
02 March 2015
FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data.The event will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin, in Grenoble, from 2 to 6 March 2015.
 
Training courses
Feb 2015
04
04 February 2015
Electronic Interconnection Team is organising a workshop that will be held on 4 February at National Physical Laboratory.
Apr 2015
15
15 April 2015
The event will be held on 15 Abril at 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
10 December 2014
Are you an innovative researcher of international standing, keen to develop metrology research for ground-based remote sensing of greenhouse gases? Closing 2th January.
03 November 2014
The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work on wearable orthotic systems with controllable stiffness for hand therapy.
25 October 2014
Come and join us as we expand our Business Development team and embark on a strong, ambitious period of growth.