Thought for the month
“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
UK III-Vs boost
The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, National Centre for III-V Technologies, based at the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Nanoscience and Technology in its Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (www.shef.ac.uk/eee/research/nc35t), has received a renewal contract worth £10m over the next five years to support continued research in III-V semiconductor materials and devices by researchers throughout the UK (www.sheffield.ac.uk/mediacentre/2010/1744.html). Research in III-V semiconductors and devices has been undertaken at the University for 32 years. Current applied projects include studies of high efficiency solar cells via QuantaSol, a spin-out company from Imperial College and the University of Sheffield. The facility is also working on enhancing the production techniques for quantum cascade lasers for application in pollution and emissions monitoring.