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Read how the catastrophic propagation of fractures can be explained by their extreme temperature. Or how to generate a small ‘sun’ with some adhesive tape.

“The fractoluminescence phenomenon, that is, the emission of visible light when a material breaks, is generally unknown from the general public. It is yet rather easy to observe it, as one may only need to quickly unroll some adhesive tape in the dark (as shown in the picture). This intriguing phenomenon can be explained by

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New release in 2020: 2 Advanced Materials Books

Congratulations to Ole Torsæter and his colleagues for the release of 2 Advanced Materials books. Sustainable Materials for Oil and Gas Applications – 1st edition Sustainable Materials for Transitional and Alternative Energy – 1st edition It is going to be available soon by the renowned Elsevier on the following links. Vol 1-  Sustainable Materials

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New publication: Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of surfaces captures the energy conversions in a shock wave

Last publication from Bjørn Hafskjold, Dick Bedeaux, Signe Kjelstrup and Øivind Wilhelmsen. Title: “Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of surfaces captures the energy conversions in a shock wave” Journal: Chemical Physics Letters: X – Volume 7, July 2020, 100054 DOI: Available online 1 August 2020. Read the publication here >>

Read more about the reindeer nose and how it can help us studying energy efficiency

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) have evolved elaborate nasal turbinate structures that are perfused via a complex vascular network. These are subject to thermoregulatory control, shifting between heat conservation and dissipation, according to the animal’s needs. The three-dimensional design of the turbinate structures is essential in the sense that they determine the efficiency with which heat and

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Read about stretching and breaking of PEO nanofibres in the last article from Eivind Bering and Astrid de Wijn

Read the last manuscript from Eivind Bering and Astrid de Wijn in Soft Matter here: DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00089B Title:  Stretching and breaking of PEO nanofibres. A classical force field and ab-initio simulation study Abstract: The burgeoning development of nanotechnology is allowing us to construct more and more nanoscale systems in the real world that used to

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