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smart plastics, liquid crystal elastomers

Smart Plastics: How liquid crystalline elastomers bring automation into materials

Eugene M. Terentjev, Professor of Polymer Physics from the University of Cambridge, describes Smart Plastics, including a radically new polymer system, liquid crystal elastomers and the associated applications.
battery calorimeters

Battery venting gas analysis using battery calorimeters & gas chromatography

Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how venting gases of batteries can be collected and analysed In addition to the achievable energy density and cycling stability, the safety of lithium-ion batteries (LIB) is a decisive factor for the acceptance and market penetration of this technology as...
Cavendish Laboratory

Researching polymer physics at Cambridge University

Professor Eugene Terentjev discusses researching polymer physics in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.
Biofunctional textiles

Biofunctional textiles through microencapsulation

Here, Professor Manuel José Lis Arias explains the benefits of smart biofunctional textiles.
Biomedical materials

Accelerating the discovery, manufacture and translation of biomedical materials

The Henry Royce Institute is enhancing the UK’s position as an international leader in the field of biomedical materials, systems and devices.
electric car battery safety, battery calorimeter

Increasing electric car battery safety using calorimeters

Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how the safety of batteries for electric cars can be increased by research using battery calorimeters.
How calorimetry can help in battery research

How calorimetry can help with battery research

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of the Calorimeter Center at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) explains precisely how calorimetry can help with battery research.

Nanostructured materials offer efficient thermoelectric energy harvesting

Professor Neophytos Neophytou sheds some light on nanostructures and explains how the Horizon 2020 NANOthermMA project could eventually enable a strong boost in thermoelectric technology.
bio-based composites

SSUCHY: EU-project develops more sustainable & advanced bio-based composites

Vincent Placet, Research Engineer at the UFC/FEMTO Institute of Besançon, (France) and Coordinator of the EU project SSUCHY, highlights achievements in sustainable & advanced bio-based composites.
polymeric hydrogel material

Materials science: Reverse glass transition in a polymeric hydrogel material

Takayuki Nonoyama from Hokkaido University in Japan focuses on an aspect of materials science behind the soft matter that possesses a rubbery-to-glassy transition in a novel polymeric hydrogel material, contrary to the intrinsic property of polymers.
Department of Materials - ICL

The Electroceramics group – electrochemical research

The Electroceramics group at Imperial College London docuses on research and development for electrochemical devices to meet standards for the future.
electronics in the body, tumours

One step closer to implanting diagnostic electronics in the body

The American Chemical Society (ACS) are closer to using electronics in the body, to diagnose tumours and track illnesses.
global challenges

How are advanced materials part of the solution to our global challenges?

Philippe JACQUES, Managing Director of EMIRI, explores how advanced materials can be used to solve global challenges such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
DTU CEN - Center For Electron Nanoscopy

Tailoring optical properties of nanoparticles by alloying

'Senior scientist Shima Kadkhodazadeh discusses adapting the optical properties of nanoparticles with high precision through alloying
powder metallurgy processes, EU project SUPREME

SUPREME: EU-project improves sustainability of powder metallurgy processes

Thierry Baffie, research engineer at the CEA/LITEN Grenoble (France) and coordinator of the EU project SUPREME, highlights the achievements in sustainable powder metallurgy processes.
Battery Calorimeters

Using battery calorimeters for Thermal propagation research

Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, outlines how research and testing in battery calorimeters improves materials for thermal propagation mitigation in Lithium-ion batteries.
breakthroughs in materials science

Breakthroughs in materials science are driving turbo-engine efficiency

A series of breakthroughs in materials science are helping to drive efficiency in aerospace manufacturing, by improving material properties and reducing aircraft production times, whilst maintaining a low overall weight.
energy-harvesting materials

Research focus: Exploring novel energy-harvesting materials

Yuzuru Miyazaki, Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, at Tohoku University enlightens us on his research on exploring novel energy-harvesting materials.
nanostructures and nanoparticles

Materials science: The role of nanostructures and nanoparticles in contemporary society

Thomas W. Hansen, Senior Scientist at DTU Nanolab, Technical University of Denmark details an aspect of materials science that concerns the role of nanostructures and nanoparticles in contemporary society. Much of the discussion focuses on why a fundamental property of these materials is the melting point.
Safer batteries

Safer batteries by using calorimeters

Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Centre, KIT, outlines how research and testing in calorimeters paves the way for safer batteries.

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