Ice Nucleation on a Metal Surface

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Ice Nucleation on a Metal Surface

Ice nucleation on a metal surface calculated using density functional theory (DFT). Please see article in Highlights under Research and Facilities for more information.

New Co-Director at LCN

Milo Shaffer

Professor Milo Shaffer will take over from Professor Neil Alford as Co-Director of the LCN. Milo Shaffer is currently Professor of Materials Chemistry with the Nanostructured Materials and Devices Research Section in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. Milo has extensive experience of manipulation, functionalisation, and characterisation of inorganic nanomaterials and has studied a wide variety of composite systems, including both structural matrices and conducting polymers for device applications.

Richard Jackman's Reasons To Be Cheerful

Prof. Richard Jackman has been interviewed by actor Gordon Kennedy as part of his BBC Radio 4 show 'Reasons to be Cheerful'. Gordon is fascinated by nanotechnology and he discovers how science fiction is becoming science fact at the London Centre for Nanotechnology with Professor Richard Jackman.

The programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 24 July 2010 at 10.30am.

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition: the Waterfall app

Waterfall screenshot

A team of researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Thomas Young Centre have developed an iPhone application; a game called 'Waterfall'. It's available for free from iTunes or via:

The game is described as follows: "The ice caps are melting, you have to rebuild them one water molecule at a time! Waterfall is a simple, fun, and highly addictive game that teaches you about ice and nanoscience."


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