Author archives: BCAM

How lithium ions move in substituted ceramic solid electrolytes

How lithium ions move in substituted ceramic solid electrolytes

ChemistryCondensed matterEnergyMaterialsMathematics

By BCAM

From electric vehicles to storing wind and solar energy produced during off-peak hours, rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are the best option that we currently have tu support our technological future. But if we want them to be truly environmentally-friendly and safe devices, they do need some changes. The Li-ion battery is a rechargeable cell. Typically […]

Optimizing arrythmia ablation

Optimizing arrythmia ablation

MathematicsMedicine

By BCAM

The heart is a muscular organ with four chambers designed to work efficiently, reliably, and continuously over a lifetime. The muscular walls of each chamber contract in a regulated sequence, pumping blood as required by the body while expending as little energy as possible during each heartbeat. Contraction of the muscle fibres in the heart […]

Is thermal sterilisation of preservative-free rice cakes possible?

Is thermal sterilisation of preservative-free rice cakes possible?

HealthMathematicsMicrobiology

By BCAM

High-moisture soft solid snack foods such as rice cakes have become increasingly popular. Most of these snacks are freshly made and sold on the spot, whilst industrially produced versions use chemical preservatives to inhibit microbial growth and improve shelf life. With the increasing demand for preservative-free foods from some consumers, physical methods are needed to […]

Open-sea experiments on a spar floating support for offshore wind turbines

Open-sea experiments on a spar floating support for offshore wind turbines

MathematicsMechanical Engineering

By BCAM

Floating structures are becoming increasingly popular. They are used by several industries, some have been in business for decades, like those dedicated to oil and gas, some are newer, like renewables (wind, wave, tidal), and there are still some other uses, like ports, while there is a constant flow of new ideas that imply their […]

Is cancer a side effect of the treatment of cardiac problems in children?

Is cancer a side effect of the treatment of cardiac problems in children?

MathematicsMedicine

By BCAM

Why people younger than 22 with congenital or acquired heart conditions should be more likely of developing a cancer? Actually, a small number of studies have been published, suggesting relatively high cancer incidence and mortality, compared to the general population. If it is true a correlation exists, there are several potential explanations. It could be […]