Goodfellow newsletter - November 2019

Welcome to our final newsletter of the year from everyone at Goodfellow…

We’ve had a busy year with lots of new material additions to our catalogue as well as sponsorship events, interviews and the launch of our new interactive app. We have plenty more on the horizon in 2020, so please stay tuned.

New range of Perovskites

Goodfellow is pleased to introduce its new range of Perovskites. Currently researchers are focusing on the development of Perovskites – crystalline materials which are demonstrating great potential for optoelectronic and photonic applications.

Perovskites are a group of materials that have a unique, versatile crystal structure. Due to their lattice, these materials are characterised by special properties like superconductivity, magnetoresistance, piezoelectricity, dielectric and pyroelectric behaviours.

Goodfellow offers a wide range of Perovskites including BaTiOӡ, CaTiOӡ, PbTiOӡ in different forms such as powders or sputtering targets.

View the full
range of Perovskites

New digital mascot:
‘Mr. Material’

Goodfellow recently launched a new app with the help of digital mascot
‘Mr. Material’.

Mr. Material was created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, an iconic and vital tool for anybody who works in science. It is an interactive, fun and free game designed to test the user’s scientific knowledge of the Periodic Table and all its elements.

Mr. Material is available to download for free either through the App Store or Google Play.

Google Play
Apple Store

Three new forms of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) are available from Goodfellow in three different forms: regular powder, “chunky” powder and free-standing “carpets.” All three forms are produced by means of a catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) process:

  • Regular powder is available in research quantities of several grams up to economical mass production quantities of several kilos.
  • “Chunky” powder – exclusive to Goodfellow – is safer and easily dispersed via sonication into a polymer matrix. It is available in small quantities for research.
  • Free-standing, vertically aligned MWCNTs arrays, called “carpets” or “forests” – exclusive to Goodfellow – are distinguished by their unique anisotropic properties. Current research revolves around potential uses as free-standing membranes and filters, thermal interface materials, in electronic devices and supercapacitors, and by embedding them in polymer matrices for the production of innovative composites. MWCNTs “carpets” are available in small quantities for research.

Read more about
Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes

Goodfellow sponsor ‘Materials Application of the Year’ at The British Engineering Excellence Awards

Goodfellow recently attended The British Engineering Excellence Awards, an event that celebrates the brilliant engineering work going on throughout Britain. While there, we had the pleasure of presenting the Goodfellowsponsored ‘Materials Application of the Year’ award to Alvant for their innovative AIXal Brake Rod.

Judges were looking for evidence of how the properties of a material (or material combination) were exploited to solve a design challenge. A twoyear, £28m project titled ‘Large Landing Gear of the Future’ saw Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMC) manufacturer Alvant team up with internationally known Safran Landing Systems to develop a solution that could reduce landing gear weight by as much as 30%. This will ultimately assist with the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Goodfellow visit CERN and experience the ALICE experiment

Recently, Goodfellow visited CERN and experienced ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment), which is designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities where a phase of matter called quark-gluon plasma forms.

CERN Experience
2019 PhD Award

Goodfellow present their 2019 PhD Award in the field of Physics of Materials and Matter

The 2019 Goodfellow PhD Award for the best PhD publication by a South African student in the field of the Physics of Materials and Matter was presented to Fatemeh Taghizadeh of the University of Pretoria.The presentation of this prestigious award took place during the 2019 South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) Conference.

Commenting on the award, Goodfellow Chief Executive Officer Stephen Aldersley stated, “I continue to be impressed by the innovative research that has been recognised since 2001 by the Goodfellow PhD Award. I extend my sincere congratulations to these outstanding young scientists”.

Dr. Aphrodite Tomou

Dr. Aphrodite Tomou shares her insights into the materials industry

Our Technical Manager, Dr. Aphrodite Tomou, discusses the new and ongoing advancements in the materials industry and how Goodfellow will continue to assist customers in connecting with the latest technologies in materials and in facilitating their research.

What’s in store for the future
of Goodfellow?

Upcoming Event
MRS Fall
Meeting 2019
03rd - 05th December
Hynes Convention Center,
Boston, MA, USA

I am Goodfellow

Have you seen our new Company video? We are very proud that I Am Goodfellow has recieved more than 30,000 video views over all our social platforms!

Ceramics Exhibition

Click here to view our new Ceramics Brochure