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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US army funds new metallurgy project

Richard Sisson, George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and postdoctoral student Danielle Belsito examine a sample of an aluminum alloy under a light microscope in WPI's materials testing laboratory. Image: Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Patrick O'Connor.

WPI is lead institution on $7.4 million army project to design better metals for vehicles.

Even more flexible metallic glass

A piece of metallic glass that has been bent around onto itself with a 1mm radius and glued into place. It would spring back to a flat piece if the glue were removed.

Scientists are working toward even stronger and more elastic glass types which would fail in a ductile fashion instead of shattering.

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More efficient forging – on behalf of the EU

More efficient forging – on behalf of the EU

The German-based IPH is optimizing forging together with two other research institutes and four enterprises from five European countries.

Aluminum foam with nickel coating and superior properties

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Scientists from Germany and Norway investigated the texture and grain growth of aluminum foam with a nickel coating to improve the mechanical properties.

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AERO: a new method for creating metal foams

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A new method for creating a high degree of porosity within powder particles has been reported by US-based scientists.

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Better metal roll forming simulation

Researchers have demonstrated a roll forming simulation with the possibility of determining realistic load parameters by means of experimental results.

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More ecofriendly ironmaking

A schematic diagram of the novel flash ironmaking process.

New flash technique has been conceived as a novel ironmaking technology by Sohn at the University of Utah.

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