Research Showcase

RCaH continues to deliver outstanding and impactful science of international quality.

Here are some recent research highlights.

Case Study: New study promises reduced wastage and energy consumption in automotive applications

A collaborative study, developed at the Research Complex at Harwell, between University College London (UCL), the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Diamond Light Source and Ford Motor Company has successfully resulted in predictive modelling to improve vehicle fuel efficiency. The work aimed to understand and predict the microstructural features formed during the high…

New insights into laser 3D metal printing provide critical guidance in reducing porosity

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) additive manufacturing is a laser 3D metal printing technology that is being widely explored in both industry and academia for the production of metal parts with reduced material waste and improved design flexibility. However, the presence of porosity is an Achilles’ heel in LPBF under high laser energies.  How do…

Optimising energy storage materials to improve battery efficiency

Today, 18th February, marks National Battery Day and here at Research Complex, investigators are endeavouring to improve the efficiency, capability and cycle life of electrochemical devices such as Li ion batteries (LIBs) and solid-state batteries (SSBs). The drive for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero has created huge demands for electrical transportation and electricity…

Mass spectrometry-based methods enable investigations on potential future COVID-19 treatments

Despite the success of vaccination programs throughout the world, COVID-19 remains a threat to human health at the beginning of 2022. The development of safe and efficient small-molecule therapeutics to prevent or treat acute viral infections is of tremendous importance, as antiviral drugs are often designed to suppress the activity of human or viral proteins,…