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.
Synthetic diamond, with its outstanding properties, is one of the most versatile materials on earth, with applications in areas such as semiconductors, lasers, sensing, industrial water sanitation and new quantum enabled technologies.
At the heart of every disruptive technology there is almost always a new enabling material. Synthetic diamond has played this role over the last 70 years.
Advances in growth methods to manufacture synthetic diamond using chemical vapour deposition mean that this versatile material is now helping to solve technical challenges in thermal management bottlenecks for internet and telecommunication infrastructures, high power lasers that machine our smartphones and industrial wastewater management and disposal.
Dr Daniel Twitchen, Chief Technologist at Element Six said: “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”.
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.