Apropos K

Artificial heart valves: new coating procedure could reduce risk of thrombosis

Under a scanning electron microscope, the cavities on the polymer surface become visible, in which a second polymer can become interlocked. © Leonard Siebert

Making the blood-repellent properties of low surface energy plastics usable

Materials scientist Leonard Siebert has developed a method to permanently bind non-adhesive plastics on a mechanical basis. © Julia Siekmann, CAU

Mechanical bonding procedure without chemicals

The nanoparticles and microparticles merge due to heating. The liquid, soft polymer (PDMS) interlocks itself in the resulting cavities, without any adhesive. © Adapted from Nanoscale Horizons

New bonding methods for metals and plastics