Intelligent rubber materials
The vision: materials that respond to active triggers
19-Jul-2023 - Wearable medical devices, such as the soft exoskeletons that provide support for stroke patients or controlled drug delivery patches, have to be made of materials that can adapt intelligently and autonomously to the wearer's movements and to changing environmental conditions. These are precisely ...
PlastFormance wins HTGF as lead investor for growth financing round
Internationally patented platform technology for innovative materials
18-Jul-2023 - The new material start-up PlastFormance strengthens the foundation for further growth and series production at its production site in Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is investing in PlastFormance GmbH with its newly launched HTGF IV fund together with ICIG Ventures ...
New study shatters conventional wisdom and unlocks the future of electrochemical devices
"Our findings challenge the conventional understanding of the charging process in electrochemical devices”
18-Jul-2023 - A new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge reveals a surprising discovery that could transform the future of electrochemical devices. The findings offer new opportunities for the development of advanced materials and improved performance in fields such as energy storage, brain-like ...
New material transforms light, creating new possibilities for sensors
“This process gives us a whole new way of designing materials”
22-Jun-2023 - A group of scientists and engineers that includes researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have created a new class of materials that can absorb low energy light and transform it into higher energy light. The new material is composed of ultra-small silicon nanoparticles and organic ...
From greenhouse gas to value-added product
CO₂ conversion with new material: MOCHAs make it possible
12-Apr-2023 - If one converts CO2 into synthesis gas, a valuable starting material for the chemical industry can be obtained. Researchers at TU Wien show how this works even at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Thinking of CO2, terms like climate-damaging or waste product probably quickly come to ...
Adventures in nanotech: growing a nano particle metallic snowflake
Scientists working at the level of atoms are manipulating metals, opening up possibilities for creating new materials
13-Dec-2022 - Scientists in New Zealand and Australia working at the level of atoms created something unexpected: tiny metallic snowflakes. Why’s that significant? Because coaxing individual atoms to cooperate in desired ways is leading to a revolution in engineering and technology via nanomaterials(And ...
Molecules have an orientation, and scientists have a new way to measure it
Molecular orientation is key to designing better materials
12-Dec-2022 - In some materials, the molecules line up in a regular, repeating pattern. In others, they all point in random directions. But in many advanced materials used in medicine, computer chip manufacturing and other industries, the molecules arrange themselves in complex patterns that dictate the ...
Designing better water filters with AI
Study demonstrates AI’s usefulness toward developing water purification membranes with novel properties
07-Dec-2022 - Even the best water filters let some things through, but designing improved materials and then testing them is time consuming and difficult. Now, researchers in ACS Central Science report that artificial intelligence (AI) could speed up the development of promising materials. In a ...
Smart gifts will soon unwrap themselves
Cellulose-based actuators can be programmed and repair themselves
29-Nov-2022 - With the help of the high-brilliance X-ray source PETRA III, a German-Swedish research group has developed a new cellulose polymer material that can be specifically animated to move by moisture, making it an ideal base material for programmable actuators. In addition, the composite material is ...
Next generation material that adapts to its history
Responsive material changes its behaviour based on earlier conditions
17-Nov-2022 - Inspired by living systems, researchers at Aalto University have developed a new material that changes its electrical behaviour based on previous experience, effectively giving it a basic form of adaptive memory. Such adaptive materials could play a vital role in the next generation of medical ...
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