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New research paves the way for many new molecular crystals with fantastic new properties

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Halogen-bonded cocrystallization with phosphorus, arsenic and antimony acceptors

New Apprenticeship Standard for Materials Scientists and Engineers of the Future

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The University of Birmingham has joined forces with industry to develop an apprenticeship for the next generation of materials scientists and engineers.

Professor Paul Withey discusses single-crystal superalloys for jet engine turbines on Aerospace Engineering podcast

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Paul Withey, Professor of Casting at the School of Metallurgy and Materials, features in the latest eposide of the Aerospace Engineering podcast.

ENDURUNS project gets underway

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ENDURUNS project kicks off. This is a Horizon 2020 and Korean Government funded project looking to develop and demonstrate a long-endurance sea surveying autonomous unmanned vehicle with gliding capability powered by hydrogen fuel cell.

Critical Elements and Materials (CrEAM) network launch

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Launch meeting for the CrEAM - Critical Elements and Materials - Network

Less is more: the remarkable properties of the smallest possible one-dimensional materials

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Scientists are developing the smallest possible one-dimensional (1D) materials called 'extreme nanowires'.

New high-capacity sodium-ion could replace lithium in rechargeable batteries

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University of Birmingham scientists are paving the way to swap the lithium in lithium-ion batteries with sodium, according to research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Scaling scientific heights to overturn a long-held theory of the 'peak effect' in superconducting materials

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As scientists explore the possibility of a superconductor capable of operating at room temperature, some superconducting phenomena are still not fully understood. Dr Mark Laver, a Birmingham Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, has made a significant breakthrough.
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