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  • The relation between the rheological properties of gels and the mechanical properties of their corresponding aerogels 

    Sun, Mingze; Sun, Hua; Wang, Yutao; Sánchez Soto, Miguel; Schiraldi, David A. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018)
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    A series of low density, highly porous clay/poly(vinyl alcohol) composite aerogels, incorporating ammonium alginate, were fabricated via a convenient and eco-friendly freeze drying method. It is significant to understand ...
  • Plasma-induced selectivity in bone cancer cells death 

    Canal Barnils, Cristina; Fontelo, Raul; Hamouda, Ines; Guillem Martí, Jordi; Cvelbar, Uros; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau (2017-09-01)
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    Background Current therapies for bone cancers - either primary or metastatic – are difficult to implement and unfortunately not completely effective. An alternative therapy could be found in cold plasmas generated at ...
  • Magnetically tunable bidirectional locomotion of a self-assembled nanorod-sphere propeller 

    García Torres, José Manuel; Calero, Carles; Sagués Mestres, Francesc; Pagonabarraga, I.; Tierno, Prieto (2018-04-25)
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    Field-driven direct assembly of nanoscale matter has impact in disparate fields of science. In microscale systems, such concept has been recently exploited to optimize propulsion in viscous fluids. Despite the great ...
  • On the plasma deposition of vancomycin-containing nano-capsules for drug-delivery applications 

    Lo Porto, Chiara; Palumbo, Fabio; Buxadera Palomero, Judit; Canal Barnils, Cristina; Jelinek, Petr (2018-03-08)
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    Aerosol-assisted atmospheric pressure plasma allows for a one-step synthesis of vancomycin-containing nano-capsules. Morphological and chemical analyses are carried out to estimate how different discharge parameters affect ...
  • Recombinant fibronectin fragment III8-10 / polylactic acid hybrid nanofibers enhance the bioactivity of titanium surface 

    Guillem Martí, Jordi; Boix Lemonche, Gerard; Gugutkov, Dencho; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Altankov, George Petrov; Manero Planella, José María (2018-03-22)
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    Aim: To develop a nanofiber (NF)-based biomimetic coating on titanium (Ti) that mimics the complex spatiotemporal organization of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Materials & methods:Recombinant cell attachment site (CAS) ...
  • Development, characterization and test of an ultrasonic vibration-assisted ball burnishing tool 

    Jerez Mesa, Ramón; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio; Gómez Gras, David; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi (2018-03-01)
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    This paper presents the design and characterization of an ultrasonic vibration-assisted ball burnishing (VABB) tool on Ti-6Al-4V. This process is based on the modification of conventional ball burnishing, by means of the ...
  • Epoxy coupling agents for PLA and PHB copolymer-based cotton fabric bio-composites 

    Battegazzore, Daniele; Frache, Alberto; Abt, Tobias; Maspoch Rulduà, Mª Lluïsa (Elsevier, 2018-09-01)
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    Epoxy coupling agent was deposed on cotton fabric used for the formation of film stacked composites based on poly(lactic acid) (PLA) or a poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHB) matrices. The additive confining ...
  • A review on the present situation of wastewater treatment in textile industry with membrane bioreactor and moving bed biofilm reactor 

    Yang, Xuefei; Crespi Rosell, Martin; López Grimau, Víctor (2018-01-29)
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    Membrane bioreactor (MBR) is one of the advanced treatment technologies used in industrial wastewater treatment due to its various advantages over conventional biological processes. Recently, the application of MBR in ...
  • Double acid etching treatment of dental implants for enhanced biological properties 

    Giner Tarrida, Lluís; Mercade, Montse; Torrent Camarero, Sergi; Punset Fusté, Miquel; Pérez Antoñanzas, Román; Delgado, Luis M.; Gil Mur, Francisco Javier (2018-04)
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    Background: The topographical features on the surface of dental implants have been considered as a critical parameter for enhancing the osseointegration of implants. In this work, we proposed a surface obtained by ...
  • Aligeramiento de peso de PP/GF: materiales compuestos espumados para aplicaciones de automoción 

    Gomez-Monterde, J.; Schulte, M.; Hain, J; Frigola Ferrer, Jaime Ignacio; Barriuso, Eduardo; Sánchez Soto, Miguel; Maspoch Rulduà, Mª Lluïsa (2018)
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    El aligeramiento de peso es una de las principales estrategias llevadas a cabo por los fabricantes de automóvile s para reducir consumo de combustible y emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. Debido a la creciente demanda ...
  • Profile of female students of engineering universities in Mexico and Spain 

    Macias Gonzalez, Gizelle Guadalupe; Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria (2017)
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    Gender studies in higher education have emerged in parallel to reflections and rising feminist movement. The main objectives of academic feminism are related to women's visibility improvement as well as soft skills developers’ ...
  • Teaching experience in university students using social networks 

    Carranza Alcántar, Maria del Rocío; Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria; Islas Torres, Claudia; Jiménez Padilla, Alma Azucena; Legaspy Barajas, Rosa Elena (2016)
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    Social networks, specifically Facebook and Twitter, are currently one of the most mainstream forms of media in the world. Yet, its educational use for the dissemination of knowledge is not significantly evident. Under this ...

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