We hope that you enjoyed a lovely summer and that you have already well noted the dates of
WMF 2019 from June 12th to June 14th
August has been a busy month for materials and we had some difficulties to select the usual few “top news” that are as various as discovering the breakthrough properties of platinum gold alloys, investigating the potential of pumped hydro to cover for energy peaks in demand, checking the development of scandium capacities for aeronautic applications, understanding the capabilities of lunar metals and materials, exploring the fundamentals of materials plasticity, finding quicker methods to establish the properties of a given material, using AI for faster & less energy intensive image processors, replacing oil with limestone to create water soluble plastic bags or developing paper based batteries to power single use health devices.
As always, we wish you a great reading and we will welcome any feedback.
Victoire de Margerie & Philippe Varin
Bloomberg, August 12th Pumped hydro with long lifespan to ensure sufficient energy supply during peak demand?