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Manufacturing Carbon-Neutral Steel by 2040

A new manufacturing research hub will help revolutionise the industry and reduce the environmental impact of steel production – currently responsible for 9% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. 

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Designing Materials for Safer Nuclear Power

Royce researchers will help make nuclear power cleaner, cheaper and safer – working with international industry to better understand the performance of critical components in the fuel assemblies of reactors.

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Expert Witnesses for UK Pharma

Royce researchers at the University of Leeds acted as expert witnesses for GSK in a patent dispute, using state-of-the-art electron microscopy to map particles in an inhaler powder used to treat progressive lung disease. 

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Understanding Next Gen Battery Lifetime

Royce microscopy capability gives new insight into solid-state battery lifetime and stability – critical for next generation energy storage, from devices to transport. 

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Coating technology for future flight

A prestigious research Chair will develop next-generation coatings for use in aero gas turbine engines, working with Rolls Royce to improve environmental, performance and fuel efficiency standards. 

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Battery innovation for electric transport

Royce researchers will help make batteries lighter, cheaper, safer and more efficient – understanding the all-solid-state battery, critical to developing batteries required for the electrification of vehicles. 

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Understanding novel transistor technologies for a more connected world

Access to the Royce High-Voltage Electrical Characterisation Suite enabled Cambridge GaN devices to characterise transistor prototypes to exploit the new emerging material’s semiconductor capabilities.

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Developing superconducting materials for energy-efficient supercomputers

Researchers at the University of Leeds are benefiting from the Henry Royce Institute’s pioneering deposition equipment to make efficient memory devices using supercomputers.

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Metallographic Analysis of Welds on Lithium Battery Cells

EC-OG received funding and expertise from the Henry Royce Institute to perform metallographic examinations using Royce facilities at the University of Oxford’s Materials Characterisation Service (OMCS).

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Developing innovative electrotherapies to treat brain cancer

QV Bioelectronics Ltd is developing a pioneering electrotherapy implant for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme that aims to transform patient outcomes.

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