Turning 3D Grain Maps into a Finite Element Mesh

Researchers describe a methodology for coupling diffraction contrast tomography and the finite element method.

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Nitrogen Doping of Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada and Washington State University Tri-Cities in the US manipulated the structure of CNTs by introducing nitrogen between carbon atoms in CNTs, and succeeded in improving the charge storage capacity of CNT/polymer nanocomposites.

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Autonomous control with pH-responsive materials

In this feature article pH regulation in self-assembled materials is reviewed, presenting an exciting class of molecular imaging and therapeutic agents.

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Advances in Bulk-Nanostructured Materials

This special issue provides a representative survey of the advances in bulk-nanostructured materials and shows the diversity of applications of SPD.

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Best of Steel 2015 – Enjoy Free Access

A selection of outstanding articles published in steel research international in the last twelve months.

1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics

The 1st International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics was held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), from 27–29 September, 2015.

Modeling, Design and Development of Soft Pneumatic Actuators

This work presents a design tool for soft pneumatic actuators using finite element method adaptable to a range of soft materials and design parameters.

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4D Printing: Smart Valves

Australian researchers report on a 4D-printed thermally active hydrogel valve, which can control the flow of water.

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ESCARGOT: A New Approach for Microfluidic Devices

Scientists based in the Netherlands and Spain have recently developed a two-step printed scaffold-removal method to fabricate intricate microfluidic devices.

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Polymer Foams Made of Immiscible Polymer Blends Compatibilized by Janus Particles

Foams with nano structured lamella and struts with remarkable properties from immiscible polymer blends compatibilized with Janus particles are developed.

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