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Imperial Fringe: The Atoms Family
16 March, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
All families have their secrets. When atoms get together they could reveal answers to some of humanity’s greatest challenges. From the molecules that could secure our energy supply and limit climate change, to new high performing compounds that will improve our lives, and the biochemistry that could prolong them, find it all at the latest Imperial Fringe.
At The Atoms Family you will be able to:
- Move tiny particles with just light and take a spin around our optical laser bead racing track with our Chemical Biologistsand learn about a techniques to isolate and study individual cancer spreading cells
- Explore the potential of solar fuels and attempts to build our own ‘synthetic leaves’ that improve on photosynthesis, with our Computational Materials Science Group
- Do your bit in the fight against climate change by designing your own molecules for carbon capture with our researchers from the Centre for Process Systems Engineering and the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering
- Mix together two solids to form your own mysterious ionic liquid that conducts electricity and could in the future produce biofuels or make batteries more efficient
- Try out our range of super water-phobic, self-cleaning rainwear and watch the London drizzle and muddy puddles slide right off them.
- Join a special debate featuring esteemed chemistry professors looking at the future trends and challenges facing the field over the next 20 years, entitled Molecular Science 2.0