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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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Differential tempered sword. Taken from wikimedia commons

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Caroline

Caroline, PhD student

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Sarah, PhD student

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Steve, PhD student

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Kathy, PhD student

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Olivier, Postdoc

SolidLiquidGas

From left to right, the atomic arrangement of gases, liquids and solids

Materials

From left to right examples of polymers, metals and ceramics

Metals at extreme temps

Image on left (courtesy of Rolls Royce) - Turbine Blade. Image on right (© Samuel Blanc) of González Videla Antarctic Base

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Crystal structure of Calcite (CaCO3). Calcium atoms are shown in blue, carbon in black and oxygen in red.

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Schematic of Baumhauer's method [1] of twinning deformation that occurs in Calcite, adapted from Johnsen [2]

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Diagram showing how the atom planes move during the deformation twinning process. The resultant structure is a mirror image of the original.

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Baked alaska (© BBC)

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The Great British Bake Off 'Bin-gate' scandal (image © BBC)

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Turbine blade with cooling holes. Image © Rolls-Royce plc

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Brass monkey pub sign (photo taken by Trish Steel)

Cannon and Cannonballs

Cannon and Cannonball stacking in Monaco. Image taken by Tangopaso

Bimetallic Strip

Schematic of bimetallic strip expanding as it is heated. If the two bars are separate they expand by different amounts. If the bars are attached, then they curve in order to allow the expansion of both.

Replica Brass Monkey

Replica of Brass Monkey from American Civil War

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Pattern designed by MC Escher. Red box indicates the repeating unit from which the pattern can be made

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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, home of the Diamond Light Source and ISIS Neutron Source

Water Wave Diffraction

Water wave diffracting through a sea wall

Double Slit Diffraction

Diffraction of waves through two slits. Red lines indicate positions of maximum intensity (i.e. light spots!) from resulting interference of the two diffracted waves

Two slit diffraction

Diffraction of waves through two slits. Red lines indicate positions of maximum intensity from resulting interference of the two diffracted waves

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Compressor Blade - Titanium Alloy

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Eutectic alloy

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Turbine blade - Nickel Superalloy

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SEM Schematic

 
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Atoms Planes

An individual layer of atoms in a metal like Nickel and the way the layers of atoms then stack together

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Dr. Lewis Owen appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge

Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Lewis Owen has been appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship commencing in October 2018 at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge. We look forward to many more years of high quality research into the wonderful world of short range order.

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology Visit

Jan 17, 2018

We had a fantastic time today hosting the uber-talented students from the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology. We believe sharing some of our research and encouraging as many people as possible to consider STEM careers is a key responsibility for any scientist/engineer.

PhD studentships now available within the group

Jan 09, 2018

Navigate onto our vacancies page to find out more!

Strategic Partnership with Rolls-Royce shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017

Oct 03, 2017

The Rolls-Royce partnership with the universities of Cambridge, Swansea and Birmingham has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017. Find out more here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/times-higher-education-awards-2017-shortlist-announced

New high temperature thermocouple

Nov 14, 2016

Dr. Michele Scervini has developed a new thermocouple for high-temperature applications