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Introduction Photo microbial fuel cells are bioelectrochemical devices capable of harnessing solar energy and turning it into electrical current with the help of bacteria, naturally occurring in organic material. The ...

Microbial Fuel Cells

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Introduction A solar cell is a photonic device, which is able to harvest the energy of light with specific wavelengths and turn it into electricity. The quality of a photovoltaic (PV) cell is depending on its energy ...

Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

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Introduction The two main ways of producing light are incandescence and luminescence. While in incandescence an electric current is driven through a conductor, which produces heat in resistance to the current and hence ...

Electroluminescent Displays

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Introduction Bioluminescence is the visible creation of light by an organism through a biochemical reaction. It is produced by the sudden transformation of a high-energy molecule into a lower state of energy. The difference ...

Bioluminescence

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A ferrofluid is a fluid that becomes highly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. Ferrofluids are colloidal suspensions made of nanoscale ferromagnetic particles suspended in a carrier fluid. A colloidal ...

Ferrofluids

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Thermochromic materials change colour reversibly or irreversibly in response to temperature change. They come in a variety of forms often as (microencapsulated slurries) and are used in wide ranging ...

Thermochromics, Temperature, Time

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Introduction Aerogel is an ultralight material, synthetically produced from a gel in which the liquid component has been replaced by a gas. The transparent material is among the lightest solids known to man (3mg / cm2) ...

Aerogels

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Introduction Soft Robotics is a research area that draws inspiration from invertebrates - animals (like squid, starfish or worms) that do not have internal skeletons - to develop alternatives to hard bodied robots, which ...

Soft Robotics

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Introduction Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) are polymers that change their size, shape or volume in response to a strong electrical field. In the field of “active materials” (e.g. piezoelectrics, thermo-elastic ...

Electroactive Polymers

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Introduction A bioplastic or biopolymer is a plastic that is entirely or at least 20 percent composed of renewable biomass sources, such as starch, cellulose or sugar.[1] Because of its biological origin, it is ...

Bioplastics