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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics

New Winton Pump Prime Awards Granted

A further three Winton pump prime awards have been granted to academics in the Physics department, who will be using the funds to develop new areas of research.

Solar energy harvesting and light scattering on polydomain nematic elastomers

The funding obtained by Professor Mark Warner will enable Professor Martin Čopič (from University of Ljubljana) to come to Cambridge on sabbatical leave to perform experiments to go along with the on-going theoretical work on solar energy harvesting.  This work will include studies of photo-ferroelectric materials, the theory of which is being developed by Professor Warner with Winton Scholar Miloš Knežević.

New colloidal materials for battery and photonic applications

The project of Dr Erika Eiser will develop a new DNA based method to produce structures with controlled porosity.  One of the applications of this work is to produce improved electrodes for Li-ion batteries, which will be explored in collaboration with Professor Clare Grey in the Department of Chemistry

Revealing Quantum Magnetism at Oxide Interfaces via Diamond-Based nano-MRI

The project proposed by Dr Mete Atatüre will involve developing a new magnetometry technique to map spatial extent of magnetism with nano scale resolution.  This work will be in collaboration with Dr Jason Robinson at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, who has been working with hybrid oxide systems.

Further details of these and all pump prime awards can be found on Pump-prime page.  The Winton Pump-Prime scheme remains open for further applications, with details of the guidelines available on the Winton website via following link.

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