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Scientific Publications

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Anti-adhesive layers leave no hope for insects

January 13, 2006
Scientists from Stuttgart demonstrate how carnivorous plants set traps using an ingenious material design [more]
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Snapshots at the Atomic Border

November 28, 2005
Max Planck researchers in Stuttgart, Germany observe how atoms interact at the interface between a liquid metal and a crystal [more]
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Hairy Feet Stick Better to Wet Ceilings

November 09, 2005
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research show that humidity strengthens the adhesive force of the tiny hairs on gecko feet [more]
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How does "Open Sesame" Function for Viruses?

June 17, 2005
Max Planck scientists have found the optimal size with which viruses and nano-particles are able to enter cells [more]
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Nanoscale contact optimizes adhesion

May 25, 2004
Optimal adhesion of geckos and insects based on shape optimization and contact surface size reduction, report Max Planck researchers in Stuttgart, Germany [more]
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Brittle Fracture Mechanism breaks the Sound Barrier

November 13, 2003
Materials scientists discover the conditions under which cracks can propagate supersonically in brittle solids [more]
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Nature designs hard and tough materials at the nanoscale

May 14, 2003
Max Planck scientists prove that the extreme strength of biomaterials is due to an as yet unknown flaw tolerance threshold in the nanometer range [more]
 
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