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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

New Research Chair will tackle the structural integrity of nuclear power stations - Royal Academy of Engineering

New Research Chair will tackle the structural integrity of nuclear power stations - Royal Academy of Engineering:



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Frontiers | Sequestering CO2 by Mineralization into Useful Nesquehonite-Based Products | Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization

Frontiers | Sequestering CO2 by Mineralization into Useful Nesquehonite-Based Products | Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization:

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Shale Gas Debate-UK widget added to my pages. NB. CO2 sequestration and use as a raw material in innovative materials

Read more: http://management-related-bsc-mba.blogspot.com/2016/04/shale-gas-debate-uk-widget-added-to-my.html#ixzz46IEilDMP



The struggle control and reduce  ever increasing CO2 gas (and all major green house gases)  is far from over.

Many thanks to The Insitute, IOM3 -Materials World (MW) prompted by their page,"members letters" in particular to F. Glasser and his team at Aberdeen Uni.,Scotland for their work in the "Extraction of CO2 like Sulphur") and CO2 capture in cement and concrete.

Cf. REF's as follows:

1. F.P. Glasser et al. Sequestering CO2 by Mineralization into Useful Nesquehonite-Based Products.
Iom3.org nanocem-cements-future

2. F.P.Glasser et al. Magnesium based cements for CO2 Capture and Utilisation. Cement and Concrete Research.


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LINK to materials approach to CO2 sequestration and use as a raw material via innovative materials and manufacturing processes


Shale Gas Debate-UK widget added to my pages. 

NB. CO2 sequestration and use as a raw material in innovative materials is a strong materials chemistry approach to a major current and unfortuneatley ongoing problem.


Read more on my "This above all" blog page:Management-related-post shale-gas-debate-uk /2016/04

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

LINK_Report: Science Ecosystem 2.0: how will change occur? | Connected Researchers


Report: Science Ecosystem 2.0: how will change occur? | Connected Researchers on Conversations on Innovations. A most useful site especially for the research communities.


Best wishes all for the enormous efforts required collectively to meet current and near-future global, ecological and economic human needs currently under great stress!

Friday, 8 April 2016

Ultrathin Photovoltaics Produced at MIT story brought by IHS Engineering360



MIT researchers place a lightweight solar cell on top of a soap bubble. Image source: Joel Jean and Anna Osherov.


Incredible Technological feat from MIT!





Ultrathin Photovoltaics Produced at MIT | IHS Engineering360





"Researchers at MIT have now demonstrated the thinnest, lightest solar cells ever produced. Though it may take years to develop into a commercial product, the laboratory proof-of-concept shows a new approach to making solar cells that could help power the next generation of portable electronic devices.

The new process is described in a paper by MIT professor Vladimir Bulović, research scientist Annie Wang, and doctoral student Joel Jean, in the journal Organic Electronics.
Bulović, MIT’s associate dean for innovation and the Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Professor of Emerging Technology, says the key to the new approach is to make the solar cell, the substrate that supports it, and a protective overcoating to shield it from the environment, all in one process. The substrate is made in place and never needs to be handled, cleaned, or removed from the vacuum during fabrication, thus minimizing exposure to dust or other contaminants that could degrade the cell’s performance.
“The innovative step is the realization that you can grow the substrate at the same time as you grow the device,” Bulović says.
In this initial proof-of-concept experiment, the team used a common flexible polymer called parylene as both the substrate and the overcoating, and an organic material called DBP as the primary light-absorbing layer. Parylene is a commercially available plastic coating used widely to protect implanted biomedical devices and printed circuit boards from environmental damage. The entire process takes place in a vacuum chamber at room temperature and without the use of any solvents, unlike conventional solar-cell manufacturing, which requires high temperatures and harsh chemicals. In this case, both the substrate and the solar cell are “grown” using established vapor deposition techniques.""
REF: February 25, 2016

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Mechanical Fasteners - Airplane Fastener Failure due to Fatigue Challenge from IdeaCONNECTION

Whether materials scientists, engineers and technitions would or would not like to join virtual teams to solve industrial problems such this one:  Mechanical Fasteners - Airplane Fastener Failure due to Fatigue Challenge.

1. The challenge site is an excellent place to start when studying Aviation Assembly Fastners and the extremely demanding issues involving materials science and engineering; innovation,materials,design and assembly.

2. There are also many other industrial and other challenges to suit a wide panel of readers.

So please do not hesitate to visit IdeaConnection Site.

High Purity Cr sources for Superalloys

Energy for th Future:Phil.Trans.A-Vol. 365, N° 1853 / April 15, 2007, curtesy The Royal Soc. London

Engineered foams and porous materials: Phil Trans A. Vol 364, N° 1838 / 06 curtesy_The R Soc. Lond