Article - 14 Dec 2018
This article investigates the viscoelastic properties of polymer thin films with nanoindentation, at temperatures from -125 °C to 23 °C.
Article - 22 Jun 2017
While prosthetic devices have continued to advance throughout history, 3D printing technology has emerged as a revolutionary way to enhance this medical device by avoiding the traditional negative...
Article - 18 Nov 2013
Material degradation can be caused by a number of external influences, one of which is solar radiation. There are two possible effects of solar radiation.
Article - 4 Feb 2013
Spider silk is a protein fibre spun by spiders. The spider silk is an extraordinary biological polymer that can be linked to collagen found in human skin and bone; however, it has a much more complex...
Article - 7 Oct 2021
Biomimicry seeks to learn from natural selection and apply those principles to human engineering, putting nature’s lessons into practice using technology. A snake-skin-inspired battery design has...
Article - 27 Jul 2021
Robotic exoskeleton technology has been with us for almost sixty years but the most recent advances in its composites base could see it being an integral part of missions to Mars in the 2030’s.
Article - 26 Mar 2019
This article discusses the applications of self-healing thin films.
Article - 5 Jun 2015
In this interview, Prof. Colin Humphreys from the University of Cambridge talks about the real-world impacts of his wide ranging research, and the importance of electron microscopy in materials...
Article - 19 Nov 2014
Raman spectroscopy is a spectroscopic method that is often utilized to observe low-frequency modes such as rotational and vibrational modes in a system.
Article - 10 Oct 2014
Professor Andrew Alderson, Principle Research Fellow at the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) at Sheffield Hallam University, talks to AZoM about his work with Auxetic Materials,...