Summer is here…

… and BlogIONIK is on vacation. Thanks a lot to all of you for following us throughout another year. We hope we can still fascinate you with our articles and stories. What do you think about our new concept of topical collections?   To get in the summer mood, maybe it’s time to (re)read some...
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Living among the algae – the better battery …?

The topic of energy storage is more up-to-date than ever. Electric mobility solutions are in need of high-capacity batteries to operate over large distances. The demand for renewable energy sources like wind or solar energy is growing – but those resources are not continuously available. Practical solutions to store energy, available during storms or sunshine...
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“Frictionless” and anti-abrasive skin of a sandfish

While perhaps far from mainstream science, biological surfaces have received a lot of attention in recent decades, especially by the biomimetic community. In fact, many studies surrounding surfaces have become the prime examples of Bionics/Biomimetics, such as the self-cleaning lotus leaves, the super adhesive gecko pads, etc. In this post, I will be focusing on the...
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Biomimetics Inspires Functional Surfaces which are Efficient and Sustainable

Over the last few decades, knowledge transfer from biological concepts to generate technical applications has been receiving increasing attention, often inspiring sustainable biomimetic products in the process. In the past weeks, we have discussed about multiple functional surfaces and how they can be implemented into technical applications. For the theme of surfaces, I will discuss...
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Merry XMas from BlogIONIK

Dear followers,   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017. We will take a holiday break of two weeks and be back with a new theme session in the second week of January ’17.   This was an exciting year for us. We celebrated our first year anniversary with a week full of videos,...
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