Physicist, Physics Department, University of Oxford
Mike Glazer, together with John Cosier, invented a method to cool small crystals in a very cold stream of gas. Their spin-out company, Oxford Cryosystems, has supplied scientists around the world with the ‘Cryostream’ device, like the one that Mike is holding.
Mike has used their invention to study a class of crystals called perovskites, many of which are used as sensors because they generate an electric current when squeezed. Recent research suggests that they may also make good solar cells.