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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 7, 2018

Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity, nature-inspired design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors’ performance, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 7, 2018.

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Smart materials get SMARTer: Self-powered, homeostatic nanomaterials that actively self-regulate in response to environmental change

By / July 13, 2012

This is a schematic of the temperature-regulating SMARTS displaying a C-M feedback loop, in which mechanical action of T-responsive gel is coupled with an exothermic reaction. The sideview schematic and top-view microscope images depict “on-off” states of the reaction in the top layer. Credit: Laboratory of Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.…

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Growing smart materials idea comes from trees

By / September 10, 2008

What is the best way to move substances from one place to another – a key consideration when developing complex new “smart” materials? Duke University researchers believe they have found the answer to this question in the canopy of trees. Adrian Bejan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, is the developer…

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