Idha Valeur

Janus particles can offer a range of improvements in standard paints

Materials World magazine
Particles with different chemistries and physical properties on both sides could transform a lick of paint. Idha Valeur reports.

Fruit peel can help in the mission to recycle spent batteries

Materials World magazine
Orange peel offers a fruity approach to recycle batteries. Idha Valeur uncovers the details.

Turning the humble brick into an energy storing device

Materials World magazine
Turning the humble red brick into a supercapacitor could be the way forward for energy storage. Idha Valeur finds out more.

Local soil for local people – 3D printing houses

Materials World magazine
Applying locally sourced soil to 3D print load-bearing structures could be the next building block for more sustainable construction, say US researchers. Idha Valeur reports.

How manufacturing and recycling of aluminium can be improved

Materials World magazine
Studying the formation of micro-crystals under a magnetic field has opened up ways to enhance the manufacturing and recycling of aluminium alloys. Idha Valeur talks to the researchers behind the discovery.

Increasing the ductility of aluminium through wire arc additive manufacturing

Materials World magazine
While developing wire arc additive manufacturing, researchers in Russia have discovered a surprising improvement in aluminium’s ductility. Idha Valeur catches up with them.

An alkaline hydrogel could heal wounds

Materials World magazine
A hydrogel with potential healing properties is being made in minutes without specialised equipment and at room temperature. Idha Valeur speaks to the creators.

A glove that translates American Sign Language in real time

Materials World magazine
A glove that converts sign language into speech in real time could mean words and phrases are not lost in translation.

The future of chemical recycling – recycling the unrecyclable

Materials World magazine
The future of chemical recycling was explored in an online event held over the summer. Idha Valeur reports.

Thermoplastic for stronger bone and joint replacements

Materials World magazine
A thermoplastic biomaterial that is mouldable, strong and processable could result in more robust, versatile and adaptable biomedical implants. Idha Valeur talks to the researchers behind the development.

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