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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Spectral Conversion for Artificial Photosynthesis

Photoluminescent spectral conversion as a promising route to increase the quantum yield in natural and artificial photosynthesis.

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A new ultralight magnesium alloy with a great promise for structural and biomedical applications

Developing increasingly lighter and stronger alloys for engineering applications is an ongoing – and never ending – endeavour of materials scientists.

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Re-Ni coatings for aircraft and aerospace applications

A unique combination of a columnar and multilayer structure was observed for an electrodeposit produced by dc plating in a single bath.

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Textile-Reinforced Composite Components in Lightweight Applications (SFB 639)

This special issue of Advanced Engineering Materials presents research from the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 639.

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Long-term Stretching of Silicone Dielectric Elastomers with Soft Fillers

It is shown that soft fillers significantly influence the long-term stability of silicone elastomers.

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