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    PhD students to present work to MPs in Parliament

    Two PhD students from the Department of Chemistry have been selected to present their research in the House of Commons next month. Felicity Noakes and Kirsty Smitten, who work in Professor Jim Thomas’ group, will be presenting their work to a number of MPs as part of the STEM for Britain competition.

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    The Hope Diamond: Solving the Mystery

    In the mid-17th century, an exceedingly rare diamond, coveted for its unusual blue lustre and its expansive size, came into the possession of King Louis XIV of France. Known as the French Blue, it displayed a characteristic heart shape cut. However, during the French Revolution, the contents of the royal vault were ransacked, and though almost all the other jewels were reclaimed, the French Blue was never found.

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    Graduate returns to Department of Chemistry after 50 years away

    A graduate from the Department of Chemistry who finished her degree more than 50 years ago has paid us a return visit. One of our PhD students, Zoe Smallwood, gave Pat Moore, who graduated in 1965, a tour of her old department.

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  • Q+A: The Lord Porter Ultrafast Laser Laboratory

    Last year, the University of Sheffield's new facility for ultrafast laser spectroscopy was opened by Lady Porter in honour of her late husband George, a Nobel Prize winner and former lecturer in our department. Abbie Sinclair interviewed Professor Julia Weinstein to find out more about why she set up this laboratory, and what it will be used for.

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    Graphene: Where is it now?

    What do a pair of headphones, a tennis racket and a supercar share in common? The answer most would give is a confused "not much?". However, with the roll-out of graphene into useable devices and technology, you can now get your hands on graphene-containing varieties of all three.

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    Ultrasonic exfoliation of hydrophobic and hydrophilic metal-organic frameworks to form nanosheets

    A new collaboration between Dr Jona Foster and Professor Anthony Meijer's research groups has provided new insights into the synthesis of functionalised metal-organic nanosheets.

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    Chemistry Greats: Rosalind Franklin

    In a feature for our student-run magazine Resonance, Joshua Nicks looked at the life of Rosalind Franklin, one of the key scientists behind the discovery of DNA.

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    Diamonds in the Rough

    Often found glistening in tiaras and engagement rings, diamonds are considered a true symbol of wealth and opulence. Their popularity with jewellers is attributed mostly to their natural sparkle and colour (or, to be more precise, the lack of colour (completely colourless diamonds are extremely valuable). However, the smaller stones that don't find their way onto rings and pendants are used in performance cutting tools and high pressure cells.

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    University of Sheffield researchers join forces to tackle plastic waste

    Researchers from across the University of Sheffield are set to combine their expertise in order to help tackle the billions of tons of plastic waste around the world as part of a pioneering new project.

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    Journal cover for polymer science PhD student's industry collaboration

    A PhD student who worked with a major company in the polymer chemistry industry has had her work featured on the cover of a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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    Antimicrobials researcher wins award for women in science

    A PhD student working on the challenge of antimicrobial resistance has been awarded a national prize for female students who have made outstanding early contributions to science.

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    Researchers from Jilin University visited the University of Sheffield’s Department of Chemistry, as Sheffield continues to strengthen its relationship with the region.

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    Smartphone app brings atoms and molecules to life like never before

    A new smartphone app that enables people to see how atoms and molecules move in the world around them in unprecedented detail has been developed by one of our PhD students.

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    Steve Armes hits 600 paper milestone

    Professor Steve Armes FRS has reached the milestone of his 600th scientific publication,

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    Researchers establish new way to measure molecules which could help develop new targeted drugs

    A worldwide study, involving 20 laboratories including the University of Sheffield, has established and standardized a new method to measure exact distances within individual molecules down to the scale of one millionth of the width of a human hair.

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