Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

OCAMAC newsletters/Newsletters

Issue 23 - Summer 2006 Download pdf document ~297kb
Getting serious about commercialising research,Stagecoach group adopts Oxford technology, Newly floated spin-out starts with a value of 65 million, A young spin-out with a promising future, Business excellence rating for Materials Characterisation, Launch of new Postgraduate certificate in Nanotechnology


Issue 22 - Easter 2004 Download pdf document ~332kb
New aluminium quasicrystalline nanocomposites to compete with titanium, Information Storage Materials, The World's Thinnest Crystals, Electron Microscopy for Nanostructures, Fuel Cell Wins Award


Issue 21 - Easter 2003 Download pdf document ~200kb
Improved inkjet media, Nanostructured Oxide Surfaces, NanoSIMS arrives, Quantum Information Processing IRC


Issue 20 - Summer 2002 Download pdf document ~176kb
New IRC in Bionanotechnology; Polymer surface patterning; Suprmolecular polymer architectures; Microscopy of Polymers


Issue 19 - October 2001 Download pdf document ~172kb
Industrail scale squeeze/rheocasting; Self assembly of magnetic nanostructures; Nanoscale analytical electron tomography; Forsight Link Project - Nanoelectronics at the quantum edge


Issue 18 - April 2001 Download pdf document ~156kb
Cleanroom at Begbroke; Diffraction Research; Recent Honours and Awards; Hardide coatings; Advanced materials for high magnetic fields


Issue 17 - October 2000 Download pdf document ~108kb
Special Edition - Automotive Materials
New Faraday Partnership; Spray formed automotive tooling; UHF Sensor; Impact Research


Issue 16 - May 2000 Download pdf document ~304kb
New look for OCAMAC; Physics joins OCAMAC; New Chemistry Building; Photonic Crystals; Ultrasonic Force Microscopy


Old Format Editions of OCAMAC News

Issue 15 - October 1999
Special Edition - Biomaterials

  1. JIF Awards for OCAMAC
  2. Luxfer Advanced Technology Centre
  3. Cell Substrates Using a Focused Proton Beam
  4. Implant Failures
  5. Protein Amyloid - A Novel Biomaterial
  6. 300kV FEG-TEM gets down to work
  7. Nanox Ltd.
  8. Other News

Issue 14 - April 1999
Special Edition - Nanocomposite Materials

  1. New OCAMAC Laboratory
  2. OCAMAC's New Director
  3. Spin-Valve Read Heads
  4. Light-up Displays
  5. Modelling Nano-scale Phase Separation in Binary Alloys
  6. Science Minister Visits
  7. OCAMAC gets FIB
  8. Other News

Issue 13 - April 1998
Special Edition - Aerospace Applications

  1. OCAMAC - DERA Joint Research Activities
  2. Foreign Object Damage to Aero Engine Blades
  3. Structural Intermetallics
  4. Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings
  5. Rhenium Pile-up in a Ni Superalloy
  6. Greater Accuracy in Fatigue Life Predictions
  7. Other Aerospace Related Activities at Oxford

Issue 12 - October 1997

  1. New High Performance Electron Microscope Facility at OCAMAC
  2. Co-Extrusion of Micro-Configured Ceramics
  3. Spray Forming of Ni Superalloys
  4. Biaxial Orientation Processes for Polymers
  5. Downstream Processing of Twin Roll Cast Al Alloys
  6. Forthcoming OCAMMAC Meetings
  7. OCAMAC Scientists Win Innovation Award

Issue 11 - April 1997

  1. New Rapid Prototyping Work at OCAMAC
    1. Ink-Jet Printing of Ceramics
    2. Spray formed Tools and Dies
  2. Predictive Microstructures - Displacement Phase Transformations
  3. Polymer Microstructures - Molecular to Macroscopic
  4. Understanding Brittle-Ductile Transitions
  5. A New Challenge in Surface Science of Materials
  6. Superplasticity: The Role of Continuum-Level Modelling

Issue 10 - October 1996

  1. Ferroelectric Ceramics for Non Linear High Voltage Electronics
  2. High Temperature Superconducting Wire and R.F. Devices
  3. Plasma Sprayed Graded Coatings
  4. Surface Damage, Erosion and Wear Ceramics
  5. Mechanism for CVD Diamond Growth - Fact or Fiction?
  6. New Staff at OCAMAC

Issue 9 - April 1996

  1. New Cookson Professor of Materials
  2. New Director of OCAMAC
  3. George Smith, FRS
  4. OCAMAC- RASOM, Joint Research Programme
  5. 4M DRAM for VLSI
  6. Al Metal Matrix Composites for Automotive Components

Issue 8 - October 1995

  1. Multiaxial Deformation of Polymers
  2. Semiconductor Organic Polimers
  3. Conjugated Porphyrin Polymers
  4. Electro-optical Polymers and Composites for Devices
  5. Ion Selective Polymer Membranes
  6. Impact Damage in Polymer-Matrix Composites
  7. More About Wonderous Webs

Issue 7 - July 1995

  1. Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers
  2. JEOL Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
  3. Electron Back Scattered Diffraction

Issue 6 - January 1995

  1. Silk and Slugs
  2. Modelling of MMC Mechanical Properties

Issue 5 - July 1994

  1. Our Second Roll Caster
  2. Ceramic Nanocomposites
  3. Avalanches in the Electronic Conductance of Atomic Wires

Issue 4 - January 1994

  1. Multilayer Films as Magnetic Storage Media
  2. Surface Testing
  3. Control System for Spray Forming Al Alloys 

Issue 3 - July 1993

  1. Materials Modelling Laboratory
  2. Acoustic Microscopy Of Ceramic Fibre Composites
  3. Automated Moire Interferometry for Strain Analysis

Issue 2 - January 1993

  1. Official Opening of New Labs
  2. Aluminium Composites for Car Parts
  3. Microelectrode Arrays

Issue 1 - July 1992

  1. Welcome To OCAMAC News
  2. VPS Comes To Oxford
  3. Design Prize For New Bone Substitute Material
  4. Melt-Cast Ceramic-On-Ceramic Superconducting Coils