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Discovery of microscopic metallic particles in the human brain

A UK-led international team of researchers has discovered elemental metallic copper and iron in the human brain for the first time.

Mon 14 Jun 2021, 09:27 | Tags: news SynthCat MeasMod Research news

Prize-winner, Dr Christine Lockey, brings us closer to outsmarting antibiotic resistant bacteria

Congratulations go to Dr Christine Lockey, who has been announced as a Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Prize winner for “Best Warwick affiliated research output in 2020”.

Fri 21 May 2021, 17:14 | Tags: news ChemBio Research news

BonLab designs autonomous electricity-free "icy road" warning sign

We set out to develop a prototype for “icy road” warning signs which was able to operate autonomously without the use of electricity, and which could be easily placed onto existing road features, such as street boundary pillars and road safety barriers.

The number of road accidents in the UK under frosty or icy conditions runs in the thousands. Our concept would aid to reduce these numbers, without the introduction of a digital, and thus electric, infrastructure.

The results from our studies are now published open access in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The conceptual road sign application is a multi-lamellar flexible strip.

A temperature triggered response in the form of an upper critical solution temperature (UCST) type phase separation targeted near the freezing point of water manifests itself through light scattering as a clear-to-opaque transition. It is simultaneously amplified by an enhanced photoluminescence effect.

Wed 19 May 2021, 13:31 | Tags: news PolymerChem publications Research news

Exploring Energy Storage for a Greener Future

In November 2018, the Monash Warwick Alliance funded Chemists to develop and identify cost-effective, highly active, selective and stable catalysts. Check their progress...

Wed 05 May 2021, 18:47 | Tags: people MatPolymers AnalSciInst MeasMod Research news Impact

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