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Join us at The Stables on Tuesday 23rd May at 7pm! In this "Atoms to Galaxies" event, talks include nanocrystals and their potential to revolutionise energy conversion, crystals a billionth of a meter or smaller,
What's the Matter? Physics of the World Around Us
Dr Sarah Guerin (Lecturer & Group Leader, SOPHia Project Lead)
Take an interactive journey into the many arrangements of atoms into different states of matter: solids, liquids, gases, and everything in between! How can you turn a pint upside down without spilling it? How do you make solids flow? How do you make liquids hard? Learn how to use physics to control how atoms and molecules behave, and discover how scientists use these principles to build unique states of matter with unexpected properties.
Nanocrystals: A tiny solution to big problems
Hannah McKeever (PhD student)
In this talk, I will explore the world of nanocrystals and their potential to revolutionize energy conversion and storage. These incredibly tiny structures have the potential to solve the current energy crisis. But what is a nanocrystal, what makes them so different to other crystals and how are they made? In this talk I will answer these questions and more to show you how nanocrystals can be used to reshape the energy sector.
The world of crystals viewed through a microscopic lens
Harsh Barua (PhD student)
We encounter crystallization in many forms throughout our lives, from the simple act of making ice at home to the most complex processes in the chemical and electronic industries. For the pharmaceutical industry, where drug efficacy and sales figures are directly tied to this concept, a firm grasp of its fundamentals is crucial. Existing descriptions of the procedure rely on outmoded ideas and concepts. My studies focus on establishing new, more elegant proofs for existing routes. I use some amazing techniques to find species that are a billionth of a meter or smaller in size.
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