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Engineering Atoms

at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Studying at Cambridge

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Caroline

PhD student

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Sarah, PhD student

Steve

Steve, PhD student

Kathy

Kathy, PhD student

Olivier

Olivier, Postdoc

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Materials

From left to right examples of polymers, metals and ceramics

Metals at extreme temps

Image on left (courtesy of Rolls Royce) - Turbine Blade. Image on right (© Samuel Blanc) of González Videla Antarctic Base

Calcite 1

Crystal structure of Calcite (CaCO3). Calcium atoms are shown in blue, carbon in black and oxygen in red.

Calcite3

Diagram showing how the atom planes move during the deformation twinning process. The resultant structure is a mirror image of the original.

Calcite2

Schematic of Baumhauer's method [1] of twinning deformation that occurs in Calcite, adapted from Johnsen [2]

Jet Engine Explained

 
Baked Alaska

 
IanGBBO

The Great British Bake Off 'Bin-gate' scandal (image © BBC)

Turbine Blade with Cooling holes

Turbine blade with cooling holes. Image © Rolls-Royce plc

BrassMonkey

Brass monkey pub sign (photo taken by Trish Steel)

Cannon and Cannonballs

Cannon and Cannonball stacking in Monaco. Image taken by Tangopaso

Bimetallic Strip

Schematic of bimetallic strip expanding as it is heated. If the two bars are separate they expand by different amounts. If the bars are attached, then they curve in order to allow the expansion of both.

Replica Brass Monkey

Replica of Brass Monkey from American Civil War

Crystals

 
EscherBirds

 
RAL

 
Water Wave Diffraction

 
Double Slit Diffraction

Diffraction of waves through two slits. Red lines indicate positions of maximum intensity (i.e. light spots!) from resulting interference of the two diffracted waves

Two slit diffraction

Diffraction of waves through two slits. Red lines indicate positions of maximum intensity from resulting interference of the two diffracted waves

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SEM

 
NSEngine

 
Superalloys1

 
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CompressorSEM

 
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SEM Schematic

 
Gamma and Gamma Prime

 
Atom Planes

An individual layer of atoms in a metal like Nickel and the way the layers of atoms then stack together

Sliding layers

 
Strengthening

 
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