Toward Morphing Airfoils with Soft and Squishy Elastomers

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New work is the first to describe the dynamic fluid-soft material interactions for both lift and drag of inflatable actuators embedded in stiff structures.

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An Innovative Way to Produce TiAl Turbine Blades

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New research on how to produce TiAl turbine blades through an alternative and cost-effective manufacturing route: spark-plasma sintering.

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From metal to insulator and back again

From metal to insulator and back again

Recently researchers discovered that some metals stop being metallic under pressure.

Wearing Graphene

Wearing Graphene

Graphene has outstanding properties. Industry and researchers join forces to develop solutions for the use in textiles.

Hematite Nanorods for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

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C. Fan and co-workers tune the crystallinity of hematite nanorods for high-efficiency photoelectrochemical water splitting

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Active material properties come alive with 3D printing

A novel movement mechanism – a tiny distortion that initiates a large movement. The microstructures determine how the macroscopic properties of the material will react to different environmental stimuli, such as being pressed or stretched.

3-D printing technology has opened new possibilities for Israel Institute of Technology’s Stephan Rudykh to test his models of active material properties.

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A toolbox for tuning the electronic structure in organic self-assembled monolayers

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A modular concept is developed to tune the electronic structure in organic self-assembled monolayers and their interfaces.

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Cleaning up: MOF photocatalysts for chromium reduction

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Researchers have developed an effective, iron based, amine-functionalized photocatalyst for reduction of hexavalent chromium using visible light.

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Recent developments in the field of magnesium corrosion

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This paper provides a review of recent developments in the field of Mg corrosion and puts those into context.

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Natural fibers for sustainable plastics

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Developing high-performance composite materials made with natural fibers and bio-polymers provide a new route to cost-effective, environmentally friendly composite plastics for industry.

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