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Current Issue: July 2007

Materials and energy is the theme of the July issue of Materials World. Our feature stories look at the research being conducted on fuel cells by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, as well as efforts by Imperial College London, UK, the Materials UK Energy Materials Working Group and QinetiQ to develop new materials to meet 21st century energy needs. In other feature stories, Michael Forrest investigates the future of gold, platinum and Scottish coal, while a group of international scientists discuss finding a replacement to traditional lead-tin solder.
   In our news section, Meagan Ellis reports on ecological housing innovations at the OFFSITE 2007 conference, while Rupal Mehta caught up with the research team at the UK’s Northwest Composites Centre. In other news, the Materials World team reports on a lithium-ion battery separator that helps prevent explosions, new austenitic stainless steels that can withstand higher temperatures, and a 3D plasma coating technique that will keep artery stents from clogging.

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