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In the search for useful materials, scientists explore the nano world in an effort to improve performance. Learn how we can develop the next generation of devices and medicines by thinking small. During the event, you'll also have the chance to win highly-coveted Pint of Science merchandise! Please note that this event takes place on the ground floor and is accessible for those with impaired mobility.
X-ray Eyes, Kryptonite and Cages
Dr Sam Chong (Lecturer)
Materials made from crystals play vital roles in our everyday lives, such as softening the water we use to wash our clothes, and even subduing superheroes. Sam will explain how X-rays can be used to study crystals – from DNA, to Kryptonite, to nanoscopic cages developed here in Liverpool. Helping to understand their properties and design the next generation of materials that will carry out tasks such as air purification and hydrogen fuel cells.
Nanomedicine: Why Size Might Just Matter
Professor Steve Rannard (Professor)
Nanoparticles, nanotechnology and nanomedicine have often received some bad press, especially from fiction writers, but clinics all around the world are treating patients with nanomedicine every day. So what is nanomedicine, what isn’t nanomedicine and why is the development of new therapies for a range of diseases and conditions so dependent on nanoparticles? Steve will dispel some of the myths and explain how recent developments can impact outcomes for patients and costs for healthcare systems.