Chemistry for the Future: Incredible Machines
By Oxford University
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It was here in Oxford, in the 1600s, that great minds such as Hooke, Boyle, Willis and Wren laid the foundations of modern experimental science. Like their famous forebears, today’s Oxford scientists continue to undertake world-leading research: making fundamental new discoveries and applying cutting-edge knowledge to the major societal and technological challenges of the day. The research happening right now in the Department of Chemistry is uniquely poised to have a major impact on everything from our health to our energy sources – in other words, it is enabling our shared future. To read more about our research, please visit http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/researchthemes.asp. Not all chemistry takes place in test tubes. This series focuses on the amazing machines, from hand-blown glass to ultracold molecular beams, used by Oxford chemists every single day.
|1||CleanVideoIncredible Machines: Introduction||Dr Ashley Shepherd introduces the extraordinary machines used by Oxford chemists, and tells us about her work as a surface analyst.||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoThe Stark Decelerator & ultracold chemistry||The Stark Decelerator was built from scratch in the basement of the Chemistry Department. Dr Brianna Heazelwood shows how this incredible device is used to study molecules.||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoThe Zeeman Decelerator and ultracold chemistry||The Zeeman Deceleator is used to do ‘ultracold chemistry’ – slowing down molecules in order to study reactions. Katrin Dulitz shows off her amazing machine.||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoInside NMR Spectroscopy||Dr Tim Claridge takes apart an NMR machine to show us how this technique is used in research with application in human health and beyond.||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoGlassblowing: a beautiful, crucial, trade||Watch glassblower Terri Adams in action as she creates scientific tools from the flames.||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoX-Ray crystallography: revealing the shape of molecules||Dr Richard Cooper on x-ray crystallography - an incredibly powerful technique for determining the 3D structure of crystals.||6/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoMass spectrometry: how does it work, and why should you care?||From cutting-edge cancer research to sustainable fish farming, Dr James McCullagh explains the importance of mass spectrometry.||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoIncredible Machines: Conclusion||Dr Ashley Shepherd concludes the Incredible Machines series by explaining what makes her the most excited about working as a scientist in the Department of Chemistry.||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|