Coffee stains inspire optimal printing technique for electronics

Using an alcohol mixture, researchers modified how ink droplets dry, enabling cheap industrial-scale printing of electronic devices at unprecedented scales.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials graphene electronics printing

Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: advanced-materials climate-change solar-cells energy

Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: advanced-materials drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus

New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: advanced-materials heart-disease health medicine animal-research heart

Shedding light on dark traps

Researchers pinpoint the origin of defects that sap the performance of next-generation solar technology.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 16, 2020 ~18 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics perovskite solar-cells energy

3D printed corals could improve bioenergy and help coral reefs

Researchers have designed bionic 3D-printed corals that could help energy production and coral reef research.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: advanced-materials environment biodiversity coral

Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Four researchers at the University of Cambridge have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premier research funding body.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  advanced-materials  quantum  physics  materials  optics  archaeology

Watching magnetic nano ‘tornadoes’ in 3D

Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and ‘tornadoes’ thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics nanotechnology magnetic-field

Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution

An international group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have developed a graphene composite that can ‘eat’ common atmospheric pollutants, and could be used as a coating on pavements or buildings.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials graphene environment pollution

‘Messy’ production of perovskite material increases solar cell efficiency

Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material’s use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 11, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics perovskite solar-cells energy

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