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  1. Inkjet-Printing of Single-Spot-Structured Electrodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

    Danny Lehmann, Vico Haverkamp, Klaus Krüger, Yaowapa Treekamol and Mauricio Schieda

    Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201600278

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    A new approach for fabricating surface structured electrodes for solar driven devices by inkjet printing is proposed. The approach includes modifications of the standard inkjet printing process as well as a systematic way to formulate the functional inks with desired parameters. Utilizing the new approach, electrodes for photoelectrical cells are printed. The fabricated electrodes show higher activity due to the generated structure.

  2. Direct Deposit of Highly Reactive Bi(IO3)3- Polyvinylidene Fluoride Biocidal Energetic Composite and its Reactive Properties

    Xiuli Hu, Jeffery B. DeLisio, Xiangyu Li, Wenbo Zhou and Michael R. Zachariah

    Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500532

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    Bi(IO3)3/Al/PVDF biocidal composite is direct-deposited using electrospray, to create an energetic material which is flexible, crack-free with high particle mass loading. Combustion is vigorous and shows that elemental iodine is released.

  3. The Processing and Properties of Syntactic Al Foams Containing Low Cost Expanded Glass Particles

    Andrew Wright and Andrew Kennedy

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201600467

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    Foamed glass spheres can be used to make Al syntactic foams with low densities via a simple casting method. Paradoxically, enhanced energy absorption is achieved when the spheres are extensively damaged during processing or via an additional quenching step. These “low strength” foams are a cost-effective alternative to metal foams and porous metals rather than “traditional” syntactic foams.

  4. Rapid Densification of Carbon/Carbon Composites Plate by Pressure-Gradient Chemical Vapor Infiltration

    Li Hong Xia, Bo Yun Huang, Fu Qin Zhang, Lei Jin, Da Chen and Qian Tang

    Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201600329

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    The C/C composites plate shaped in 300 × 300 × 15 mm is fabricated efficiently and rapidly by an improved pressure-gradient CVI. For 60 h infiltration, the average bulk density is up to 1.52 g cm–3 and the densification rate is three times higher than that of isobaric CVI. In addition, the pore filling and kinetics analysis confirm the advantages of the new densification process.

  5. Investigation on the Manufacture of a Large-Scale Aluminum Alloy Ingot: Microstructure and Macrosegregation

    Ruiqing Li, Zhilin Liu, Pinghu Chen, Zhentao Zhong and Xiaoqian Li

    Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201600375

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    Using a special casting facility, a large-scale Al alloy ingot (1 250 mm in diameter and 3 300 mm in length) is successfully manufactured for the first time. Then, the microstructure and macrosegregation are examined, followed by investigating the relationship between temperature field, growing grains, and macrosegregation. This study provides some insights in manufacturing large-scale metallic ingots for potential application.