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Guest Post: ISIS – access the atomic-scale

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Beamtime and Batteries at a World-leading Neutron and Muon source Rebecca Shutt PhD researcher, Advanced Characterisation of Materials Centre for Doctoral Training, UCL and Imperial College London My first interaction with the UK neutron and muon source, ISIS, was to apply for beamtime in November last year (2018).  The experiment: to probe structural changes within battery electrodes whilst they are being cycled, i.e. to watch layers of graphene in disordered carbons “breathe” in response to in situ charging and discharging. I am at the very beginning of my PhD, so when I was granted beamtime my first reaction was to...
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Wearable Tech – the data from work, rest and play

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More than a generation after the rise of the personal computer, it is undeniable that the miniaturization of devices, alongside an exponential rise in processing power means that wearable technology has made computing more personal than ever. Wearable tech is all about data. It is changing the way we consume and respond to information; we’re collect more information about ourselves and using that to make a difference to our lives. This panel, hosted by Reuters Editor-at-Large Axel Threlfall, brings together three aspects of wearable tech. The first wave of wearables was driven by health and fitness applications. Esther Rodriguez-Villas co-founder of Imperial…

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