Microstructures by Design

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X-ray imaging and controlled solidification is used to watch and understand how crystals evolve in metals.

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Light to work to electricity: photopiezoelectric polymer composites

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Light is transduced to electrical energy in photopiezoelectric polymer composites based on azobenzene-functionalized polyimides and polyvinylidene fluoride

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Achievements in Reactive Air Brazing

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This recent special issue of Advanced Engineering Materials is dedicated to reactive air brazing.

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Applying microscale superhydrophobicity to cooling solutions

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A technique has been developed to fabricate hierarchical micro- and nano-structures on copper substrates, for heat transfer applications.

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Direct inkjet printing of composite thick films

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Using a composite ink for direct inkjet printing of dielectric thick films offers new possibilities for the printing of dielectric components and devices.

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Auxetics could provide soft actuation for robotics

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A new class of soft actuators based on the auxetic behavior of patterned cylindrical shells containing a layout of voids that can be designed to reversibly achieve flexural or twisting motion is presented.

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ASK Chemicals receives BMW Innovation Award

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New inorganic binders for high-volume series production in engine casting enabled the BMW Group to implement zero-emission foundries with increased productivity and quality.

Multicomponent Materials – Potential for Hightech Applications

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This themed issue of Advanced Engineering Materials focuses on interdisciplinary research work on multicomponent materials.

Acid-resistant epoxy resin trips up decomposition

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An acid resistant, terphenyl-based liquid crystalline epoxy resin is described by Prof. Miyuki Harada’s team at Kansai University.

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Titanium composites reinforced in-situ by polymer-derived ceramic phases

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A University of Padova research team have developed a simpler strategy for producing titanium matrix composites.

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