Developments in materials science place emphasis on collaboration and cross-fertilizing between specialisms
I am materials editor of Physics World. I studied nanostructures for my PhD in the context of photonics, specifically plasmonics and scanning near-field microscopy. I was one of the few people who enjoyed writing their PhD thesis and love the opportunity to talk to researchers about their work and write about developments at the cutting edge of science and technology. In my spare time I like dance and theatre, particularly ballet.
Encapsulating graphene in hexagonal boron nitride enables tunable plasmon technologies and is now possible at large scales
The first investigation to quantitatively evaluate successful delivery and activity of enzymes encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles shows promise for treating Gaucher disease
Studies reveal potential for battery functionality in structural features of vehicles
Descriptions of multilayer graphene superlattices with rotations between planes identify new states that may be useful for environmentally robust quantum bits
By combining an inorganic electrolyte and cathode with elevated temperatures, researchers show that lithium-oxygen batteries can reversibly charge and discharge with a coulombic efficiency close to 100%