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Highly stretchable strain sensors based on gold thin film reinforced with carbon nanofibers

Flexible piezoresistive sensors are often fabricated by depositing a conductive layer such as platinum, gold, graphene thin films, or conductive nanoparticles onto an elastic substrate. However, due...

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Phase field simulation of martensitic transformation in Ti–24Nb–4Zr–8Sn alloy

A phase field model for cubic to orthorhombic martensitic transformation (MT) at the nanoscale in a β titanium (Ti) alloy Ti–24Nb–4Zr–8Sn (in wt.%) is investigated by finite element simulation. The...

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Smart self-healing coatings on biomedical magnesium alloys: A review

With promising mechanical property and biodegradability, magnesium (Mg) alloys are considered as the potential candidates in biomedical application. Rapid degradation of Mg alloys compromises the mechanical...

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Mechanical and corrosion properties of Mg–MgO and Mg–Al2O3 composites fabricated by equal channel angular extrusion method

Equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) has shown great potential for the consolidation of powdered materials. In the present article, the mechanical and corrosion properties of Mg–MgO and Mg–Al2O3 composites...

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Various manufacturing methods and ideal properties of scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

The precision in the design and manufacturing of scaffolds with ideal properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, mechanical and surface characteristics is very crucial for applications in...

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Biodegradable Zn–Cu–Li alloys with ultrahigh strength, ductility, antibacterial ability, cytocompatibility, and suitable degradation rate for potential bone-implant applications

Zinc (Zn) and its alloys have promising potential application in biodegradable bone implants, attributable to their moderate degradation rate and biological safety in the human body. Nevertheless, the...

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Laser surface engineering of Ti–6Al–4V with TiO2/Al2O3 composite powder for improved wear resistance

Titanium (Ti) alloys are often the materials of choice used in light-weighting strategies in manufacturing. However, their tribological performance needs to be improved. In this work, a laser surface...

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Smart multifunctional elastomeric nanocomposite materials containing graphene nanoplatelets

Pristine polyurea elastomers are usually limited by insufficient strength and lack of functionality. Smart, multifunctional and mechanically resilient nanocomposites were manufactured in this study...

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High entropy alloy coatings for biomedical applications: A review

Metallic biomaterials are widely used as short and long-term implantable devices by virtue of their outstanding mechanical properties, such as high load-bearing capacity and fatigue resistance. Due...

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Biodegradable PLA-ZnO nanocomposite biomaterials with antibacterial properties, tissue engineering viability, and enhanced biocompatibility

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a well-known biomaterial on account of its biocompatibility and biodegradability. Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanofillers may endow PLA with advantageous antibacterial and tissue regenerative...

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Contributions of Ti-xTa cold spray composite interface to in-vitro cell growth

Surface charge of biomaterials is one of the most influential parameters on regulating the complex processes of cell responses in tissue engineering. This study explores the contributions of xTa (x ​= ​5;...

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Room temperature creep behavior of Ti–Nb–Mo–Sn based shape memory alloy for biomedical application

As a metallic biomaterial used to replace failed hard tissues, β-type titanium alloys subjected to a long-term loading, may lead to the creep deformation at room temperature. Here we report the room...

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Inaugural editorial

It is our privilege to start the first issue of our new Journal “Smart Materials in Manufacturing” (SMMF). Owing to their ability to transform and react over time due to a controlled response to an...

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A compound Schiff base coating on biomedical magnesium alloy for enhanced corrosion resistance and biocompatibility

The rapid degradation and delayed endothelialization of magnesium (Mg) alloys are the bottlenecks that limit their application in the direction of cardiovascular stents. In the previous work, we have...

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Biodegradable metallic suture anchors: A review

Suture anchors are widely used for attaching soft tissue to bone due to their ease of insertion, fixation strength, and small size. The past few decades have seen great advances in the materials and...

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