Creating versatile liquid marbles, stabilized with polymeric plates for more durability and broader applications.
Polymer surface wettability: Superhydrophobic and super quick
Researchers at KIT in Germany demonstrate reverse surface wettability by salinization.
A biomimetic water collection structure derived from cacti
Inspired by the water collecting abilities of the cactus, researchers create a biomimetic water collection system through 3D printing.
Carbon fiber composites need no ovens or autoclaves
A new fabrication technique for aerospace components uses a carbon nanotube film to produce large composites without the need for large ovens or autoclaves.
Self-Sustaining Oscillating Surfaces in Soft Matter
Appliction of an AC current results in a self-sustaining oscillating polymer surface.
Superhydrophobic Coatings from Beeswax
Reseachers from the Italian Institute of Tecnhnology present their superhydrophobic coating from beeswax.
Aqueous Electrolyte-Gated Organic Transistors as Pressure Sensors
Reseachers from ICMAB present their aqueous electrolyte-gated organic transistors.
Researcher Highlight: Maria Antonietta Loi
Professor Maria Antonietta Loi can be described best as an experimental solid-state physicist with a great love for photophysics and optoelectronics. In short, she just loves light! Born in Sardinia, Maria studied physics and finished her Ph.D. in Cagliari in 2001....
Flexible and Durable Salinity Sensors
Reseachers from KAUST present their flexible and biofouling independent salinity sensors.
The Sticky Truth About Mussel-Inspired Glue
Understanding and improving biological adhesion processes.