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    Q+A: Martha Borg, long-distance PhD student

    Martha Borg completed her PhD with Professor Patrick Fowler while working part-time and long-distance from Malta. We asked her what it was like to undertake such a unique postgraduate degree with our department.

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    From killer to cure: ChemSci Pick of the Week

    New work by Professor Steve Armes is this week's Royal Society of Chemistry ChemSci Pick of the Week. Steve has been working on a drug delivery system that comes without the side effects of traditional treatments for cancer.

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    Kitchen chemistry: Deep-frying crisps

    Crisps are a British favourite. But just what chemical and physical factors affect the crunch and flavour of these golden wonders?

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    Q+A: Professor Graham Leggett, Head of Department

    Graham Leggett, Professor of Nanoscale Analytical Science and an academic member of staff in the Department of Chemistry for 16 years, was named Head of Department in August 2018. We found some free time amongst the new Head's busy schedule to talk to him about his new role.

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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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  • 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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    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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    Students build single molecule FRET microscope for world-class biological imaging lab

    For their final year project, two University of Sheffield chemistry and physics students decided to apply their specialist knowledge to a practical challenge: can a pair of undergraduates build a research-grade microscope that scientists can use in ground-breaking biological and medical research?

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