Artificial muscle for biomimetic soft robotics

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A soft laminate simultaneously functions as a high-efficiency bending actuator and a high-efficiency open-air supercapacitor.

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Advances in Advanced Ceramics and Coating Processing

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This themed issue of Advanced Engineering Materials focusses on novel processing of advanced ceramics, composites, and coatings.

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Multiscale modelling methods as a new design tool

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This themed issue of Steel Research International is dedicated to multiscale modelling methods as a new design tool for processes and materials.

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Producing fine-grained tungsten carbide composite

In this SEM image a sol-gel derived composite presenting WC grains (grey phase) embedded in a Fe binder matrix (dark phase) heat treated for 2 h is shown.

A method has been developed to produce crystalline fine-grained composites of basis tungsten carbide metal starting from amorphous sol-gel masses.

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Testing the toroidal-field jacket for ITER

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Chinese researchers publish observation and analysis of structural transformation for the ITER TF jacket after tensile test at cryogenic temperatures.

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Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

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Experiments at the Vienna University of Technology can explain the behavior of electrons at tiny step edges on titanium oxide surface.

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Enhanced oil recovery with polymer-coated nanoparticles

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Recent research into the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery is reviewed in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

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Book Review: Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction

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Professor Onuegbu Ugwu of the University of Nigeria reviews Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction.

Video abstract: progress in alkali-activated materials

John Provis of the University of Sheffield gives an overview of his latest publication: Durability of Alkali-Activated Materials: Progress and Perspectives.

Developing the field of cellular materials

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A themed issue, guest-edited by Guenter Stephani (Dresden) and Michael Scheffler (Magdeburg) highlights new developments in cellular materials.

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