Join Dr Kar-Narayan and her group at this year's "Royal Society Science Museum Lates" event where they will be showcasing their work on energy harvesting to the general public. Generate electricity from walking, exercising or even just fidgeting. Find out how harvesting energy from wasted movement, friction or body heat means your clothes could be the power plants of the future.
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Determining the local orientation of crystals in engineering and geological materials has become routine with the advent of modern crystallographic mapping techniques such as: electron backscatter diffraction, X-ray tomography, transmission Kikuchi diffraction and scanning precession electron diffraction. These techniques enable many thousands of orientation measurements to be made, directing attention towards how such data are best analysed and visualised.
Three-dimensional orientation spaces offer a natural means to visualise and analyse orientation mapping data. However, there has been relatively little uptake of this notion in the experimental community. This workshop provides a hands-on practical introduction to the visualisation of orientation and misorientation data in three-dimensional orientation spaces aimed at experimentalists.
This workshop is aimed at those who have acquired, or will acquire, crystallographic orientation mapping data and want to explore new ways to analyse this data.
Requirements: Laptop with Matlab installed and MTEX downloaded.
All welcome. Hosted by Duncan Johnstone and Robert Krakow.
Come and join members of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy for some exciting and interesting science events. Our nine events are held at various times during the day so see what takes your fancy by visiting:
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Professor Michael F. Ashby CBE FRS FREng will be giving the Honorary Fellows Lecture of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. All welcome. (A complimentary drinks reception to follow on after the lecture will take place in the foyer to the lecture theatre for all attendees.)
The Cambridge heat of the 2017 IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition (YPLC) is an event which aims to judge the presentation skills of young Materials Scientists and their ability to communicate with a generalist audience a Materials-related topic of their choice.
We will assemble in Goldsmith's Lecture Room 1, at 6.30pm, aiming for a 6.45pm start. The speakers will give their presentations and the judges are then allowed to ask one question each. Once all of the speakers have given their lecture, we will move to the Tea Room for some light refreshments, while the judges deliberate. The judges will then join us in the Tea Room to announce the outcome and give the prizes. The event should be complete by about 8.30pm.
1. Michael Smith - A touch screen for cells: Exploring the uses of piezoelectric materials to interface with biology
2. Lok Yi Lee - Cubic zincblende gallium nitride for green-wavelength light emitting diodes
3. Isabella Gariboldi - Vascularizing Bone Substitute Materials: Uncovering the Role of Micro-Architecture
4. John Jarman - Light Machinery: nanoscale engineering of materials for quantum light sources
5. Helen Springbett - Single photon sources for quantum cryptography
It would be great to see as many people as possible at the Competition, to hear some excellent talks and to support the speakers.