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Neutrons Matter 2017 Workshop
Neutrons Matter VII International Workshop on Electron-volt Neutron Spectroscopy

Tuesday 07 November 2017

The seventh international workshop on electron-volt neutron spectroscopy will be held from 7th - 8th November 2017 in Rome, Italy.

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Interactions between DES molecules and water.
Green Solutions: Deep Eutectic Solvents

Tuesday 27 June 2017

First reported in 2001 (by Abbott et al), Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) are part of an extended class of ionic liquids. Frequently made from cheap, benign and biodegradable components, they offer the enticing possibility of being designer solvents without the inherent toxicity of many room temperature ionic liquids.

Polystyrene C60 Composites
Perfectly imperfect: why it pays to mix it up with nanoparticles

Tuesday 20 June 2017

The discovery of bucky balls (the spherical molecules of Buckminsterfullerene, C60) in 1985 led to a Nobel Prize (in 1996) and the development of a new branch of chemistry, sending ripples through disciplines as diverse as astrochemistry, superconductivity and materials science.

Topological excitations in a quantum magnet
Evidence of topological excitations in a quantum magnet

Thursday 15 June 2017

Condensed matter physics is the study of how matter can organise itself. The different forms a material can take are called phases, and these phases determine the properties of the material – for example metals, magnets, insulators or superconductors.

Investigating the origin of excellent thermoelectric behaviour in Cu2Se

Wednesday 07 June 2017

In a world that is trying to balance an ever-increasing demand for electricity with a reduction in carbon emissions, energy efficiency is a hot topic. Researchers are keen to find ways to exploit the thermoelectric effect, wherein a temperature difference across a thermoelectric device leads to a voltage difference, in essence turning heat into electricity.

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