Bioactive Materials for Stem Cells and Cardiac Repair

A. Paul et al. describe the various types of bioengineered materials and matrices, which in combination with stem cells, have shown promise in supporting the revival of injured cardiac tissues.

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SiC Fiber Oxidation – A Review

Available SiC fiber oxidation data are reviewed and oxidation rate constants, activation energies, and experimental procedures are compared.

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Adaptive surfaces for high-temperature applications – the skin concept

This special section presents highlight from the collaborative research group “Adaptive surfaces for high temperature applications – the skin concept”.

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Three Decades of Auxetics Research – Materials with Negative Poisson’s ratio: A Review

A comprehensive updated review of auxetic materials, their types and properties, and applications.

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Paper-based Surfaces with Extreme Wettabilities for Novel Microfluidic Devices

Open channel, paper-based microfluidic devices allow for the localization, manipulation, and transport of high- and low- surface tension liquids.

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Soft Wheels and Rotary Motors Based on Peristaltic Motion

The Mazzeo Research Group has designed soft motors by combining pneumatically-driven elastomeric structures with peristaltic motion.

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Plastic made from orange peel and CO2

Scientists from the University of Bayreuth produced a novel biobased raw material for a wide range of high-performance plastics

Bone-inspired Materials by Design

Design principles, and ways to manufacture them via additive manufacturing are studied, to achieve an amplification in mechanical properties of materials.

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Conductive Polymeric Biomaterials

Different mechanisms for imparting conductivity to non-conductive polymeric biomaterials are discussed in a review by Patton et. al.

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Bending Fatigue Testing of Titanium for Dental Implants 

Equal Channel Angular Pressing is applied to commercial purity titanium to increase its ability to resist failure due to cyclic loads.

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