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

ASK Chemicals honored with BMW Innovation Award

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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Exploring the chemistry of slag from flash ironmaking

Mohassab and Sohn at the University of Utah are leading a team to explore the chemistry of slag under the conditions of the flash ironmaking process.

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Reducing the energy consumption of ironmaking

Models of silicate melt structural entities that coexist in different ratios depending on the chemical environment. Q-notation for each structural unit and non-bridging oxygen (red) per silicon atom (grey), NBO/Si, are two different ways to indicate the extent of polymerization. The term bridging oxygen describes an oxygen atom boding two silicon atoms together.

Utah researchers are leading an investigation on the chemistry of slag under the conditions of a transformational ironmaking technology being developed.

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Radiation protection from tungsten nanotechnology

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Korean researchers have developed lightweight commercial gamma radiation shielding based on tungsten/polyethylene nanocomposites.

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A consistent search for low-defect polymers

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The Fredrickson group at UC Santa Barbara uses self-consistent field theory to explore the formation of defects in diblock copolymers.

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