Physics research at the University of Warwick leads to a range of different types of impact in industry, business, healthcare, government policies and culture. Our work goes beyond training the next generation of physicists, generating research papers and conference presentations, into areas where we make a difference in the real world. This all starts with research led from our Warwick researchers that spans academics, postdoctoral researchers and research students. This set of case studies showcases some of the impact that Warwick Research has had - it may surprise you just how much this links into the things that provide day to day benefits.
If you would like to read about a particular case study in more detail, then please follow the links on the summary information for each below.
Dr Tom Hase leads the XMaS facility from Warwick - XMaS is an EPSRC funded mid-range facility based in Grenoble, France, supporting the UK materials science communities. A wide range of sample environments allow a diverse set of experiments to be performed using energies in the 2.4 to 15 keV range, enabling scientists to develop and refine new materials for a diverse range of potential applications.
Graphene Membranes for Microscopy
Dr Neil Wilson's interest is in correlating atomic and mesoscale structure with physical properties in nanomaterials, with an emphasis on quantitative measurements. His current research is mainly on the structural, mechanical, electronic and electrical properties of graphene and other two dimensional materials (2DMs). He has been developing graphene and graphene oxide based TEM supports for high resolution imaging of molecular and macromolecular species (this has led to the graphene oxide TEM grids sold by EMResolutions).