Adventures in Metastable Materials

By achieving the chemical equivalent of stopping a swing in apparent defiance of gravity, the concept of metastable materials can allow chemistry to design molecules that can deliver colour-changing cars, responsive sensors and tiny on-off switches.
In the science group series on Thursday May 26th at 7.30 pm, Bath chemist Professor Wilson will show how clever chemistry can trap molecules in states that they never expected to be, giving them fascinating properties, and will explain some of the principles and practical applications of achieving such states.