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  1. Molecular Engineering of Aluminum–Copper Interfaces for Joining by Plastic Deformation

    Christian Hoppe, Christoph Ebbert, Markus Voigt, Hans Christian Schmidt, Dmytro Rodman, Werner Homberg, Hans Jürgen Maier and Guido Grundmeier

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500501

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    Molecular interface modification is shown to improve the copper and aluminum joining by plastic deformation. The pilger process in combination with a moderate thermal annealing step leads to the formation of a covalent link according to Cu–S–(CH2)–SiOx–Al2O3/Al which results in a high mechanical strength of the joint.

  2. Crosslinked Continuous Glass Fiber-Reinforced Toughened Polypropylene Composites

    Uwe Gohs, Lina Girdauskaite, Lutz Peitzsch, Stefan Rothe, Carsten Zschech, Gert Heinrich and Hartmut Rödel

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500479

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    The authors developed a crosslinkable toughened PP with significantly enhanced Charpy impact resistance and same level of tensile properties compared to virgin PP. It is used for simultaneous in situ commingling of glass and PP filaments to prepare continuous GF-reinforced PP composites. Single fiber pull-out tests highlight the chemical modification by electron treatment to enhance interfacial adhesion and critical energy release rate of the interphase.

  3. Novel Hybrid Yarn Textile Thermoplastic Composites for Function-Integrating Multi-Material Lightweight Design

    Niels Modler, Werner Hufenbach, Chokri Cherif, Volker Ulbricht, Maik Gude, Bernhard Maron, Daniel Weck, Angelos Filippatos, Hajo Wiemer and Albert Langkamp

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201600028

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    Textile-reinforced thermoplastic composites pave the way for efficient lightweight components with good performance – the SFB 639 strategy, the demonstrator vehicle and the holistic analysis of complex process chains.

  4. Ultra-Fast One-Step Fabrication of Cu2Se Thermoelectric Legs With Ni–Al Electrodes by Plasma-Activated Reactive Sintering Technique

    Linchun Wu, Xianli Su, Yonggao Yan, Ctirad Uher and Xinfeng Tang

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500548

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    Ultra-fast one-step fabrication of Cu2Se thermoelectric legs is achieved by plasma-activated reactive sintering (PARS) technique, offering a low-cost, rapid, and large-scale fabrication method of thermoelectric modules.

  5. Mechanical, Structural, and Chemical Analysis of Athrombogenic Multilayer Wall of Ventricular Assist Device Tested in Hydrodynamic Fatigue Tests

    Magdalena Kopernik, Sławomir Kąc, Maciej Gawlikowski and Grzegorz Cios

    Article first published online: 9 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500492

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    The purpose of the paper is to assess an impact of short- and long-term operational load on continuity and composition of effective layers deposited on the polymer that the pulsatile ventricular assist device is made of. The additional objective is to determine mechanical properties of the effective layers deposited on the polymer.