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The School of the Physical Sciences is one of six Schools making up the academic work of the University. It covers Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Materials Science and Metallurgy, Mathematics and Physics. The School’s aim is to contribute to our understanding of the physical world through excellence in observational, theoretical and experimental science and to extend quantitative, qualitative and combined methodologies to address problems in the fields of biology, technology, medicine, social science and the humanities. In pursuit of these goals, the School coordinates objectives in research, teaching, and infrastructure.

Find out more about the School of the Physical Sciences at http://www.physsci.cam.ac.uk/.

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  • Chirality-independent characteristic crystal length in carbon nanotube textiles measured by Raman spectroscopy 

    Bulmer, JS; Gspann, TS; Barnard, JS; Elliott, JA (Elsevier, 2017-05-01)
    Raman spectroscopy's D:G ratio is a well-known indicator of graphitic crystallinity in single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with widespread qualitative application to macroscopic CNT assemblies. Here, we show how the D:G ...
  • Wear of fine pearlite, nanostructured bainite and martensite 

    Das Bakshi, Subhankar (Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 2017-01-16)
    Abrasion is a form of wear prominent particularly in the agricultural, mining, mineral and transportation industries. The cost of abrasive wear to the national economy is estimated to be about 1% of the gross national ...
  • A strongly truncated inner accretion disk in the Rapid Burster 

    Eijnden, JVD; Bagnoli, T; Degenaar, N; Lohfink, AM; Parker, ML; Zand, JJMIT; Fabian, AC (Oxford University Press, 2017-03-01)
    The neutron star (NS) low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) the Rapid Burster (RB; MXB 1730-335) uniquely shows both Type I and Type II X-ray bursts. The origin of the latter is ill-understood but has been linked to magnetospheric ...
  • Climate response to the Samalas volcanic eruption in 1257 revealed by proxy records 

    Guillet, S; Corona, C; Stoffel, M; Khodri, M; Lavigne, F; Ortega, P; Eckert, N et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-01-23)
    The eruption of Samalas in Indonesia in 1257 ranks among the largest sulfur-rich eruptions of the Common Era with sulfur deposition in ice cores reaching twice the volume of the Tambora eruption in 1815. Sedimentological ...

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