Element Six selected to join the UKRI’s Prosperity Partnership initiative
Element Six and University of Warwick will join forces to shape the technology of the future as part of the eight Prosperity Partnerships announced today in support of the government’s ambitious new Innovation Strategy.
Laser light shining through Element Six’s NV diamond – Copyright of Element Six
Diamond is one of the most versatile materials on earth, with applications in thermal, optical, sensing, electrochemistry and quantum.
The world we live in today presents a variety of technical challenges, each associated to different industrial applications, such as thermal management bottlenecks in internet and telecommunication infrastructures, as well as industrial wastewater management and disposal.
Over the last few years’ diamond has been recognised as a reliable solution in many of these fields, while also unlocking novel applications in quantum technology as well as material machining and welding using high power lasers.
“Leveraging nearly 20 years of successful collaboration, ranging from fundamental science to commercialised applications, our partnership with the University of Warwick aims to build on the UK’s world-leading role in this field, alongside Element Six’s renowned expertise and capabilities in advanced material solutions, to develop the next generation of diamond-enabled technologies”.
Dr Daniel Twitchen, Chief Technologist at Element Six
Prof Mark Newton, of the University of Warwick, said “The project outcomes will include new materials with improved and tailored properties, new science enabled by enhanced properties and the ability to manufacture innovative diamond devices.”
The £5.2M project, a partnership between the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering at the University of Warwick and Element Six, aims to establish a supply chain for these vital technologies, which will help researchers and businesses to capitalise on the potential of high quality, engineered synthetic diamonds to deliver new, disruptive solutions across a range of industries, including semiconductors, water technology and quantum.
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