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  1. Formation of regularly structured silica valves of various diatom species is a particularly fascinating phenomenon in biomineralization. Intensive investigations have been devoted to elucidate the formation me...

    Authors: Manfred Bobeth, Arezoo Dianat, Rafael Gutierrez, David Werner, Hongliu Yang, Hagen Eckert and Gianaurelio Cuniberti

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:12

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Diatoms are single-celled microalgae that produce silica-based cell walls with intricate nano- and micropatterns. Biogenesis of diatom biosilica is a bottom-up process that occurs in large intracellular compar...

    Authors: Christoph Heintze, Petr Formanek, Darius Pohl, Jannes Hauptstein, Bernd Rellinghaus and Nils Kröger

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:11

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Chitin constitutes an abundant component in many biologically formed minerals (biominerals). While the role of chitin for the formation and properties of calcium-based biominerals has been extensively studied,...

    Authors: Martin Wustmann, Nicole Poulsen, Nils Kröger and Karl-Heinz van Pée

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:10

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The year 2020 will be punctuated by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the history of human civilization. Within four months, COVID-19 has become a public healthcare crisis in all nations around the world....

    Authors: Dongxiao Ji, Li Fan, Xiaoxia Li and Seeram Ramakrishna

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:9

    Content type: Review

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  5. Stony corals generate their calcium carbonate exoskeleton in a highly controlled biomineralization process mediated by a variety of macromolecules including proteins. Fully identifying and classifying these pr...

    Authors: Yanai Peled, Jeana L. Drake, Assaf Malik, Ricardo Almuly, Maya Lalzar, David Morgenstern and Tali Mass

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:8

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have proven to be a promising class of drug carriers due to their high porosity, crystalline properties with defined structure information, and abundant surface chemistry for fu...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Xiaoyu Xu, Junnian Zhou, Jiaqi Yan, Dongqing Wang and Hongbo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:7

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Diatoms are a significant group of algae displaying a sizeable morphological diversity, whose underlying structure arises from nanopatterned silica. Extensive experimental evidence suggests that a delicate int...

    Authors: Hagen Eckert, Maria Montagna, Arezoo Dianat, Rafael Gutierrez, Manfred Bobeth and Gianaurelio Cuniberti

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:6

    Content type: Research article

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  8. For a systematic materials selection and for design and synthesis of systems for electrochemical energy conversion with specific properties, it is essential to clarify the general relationship between physicoc...

    Authors: Emre Topal, Zhongquan Liao, Markus Löffler, Jürgen Gluch, Jian Zhang, Xinliang Feng and Ehrenfried Zschech

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:5

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In this study, analysis of the electron mobility in ZnSnN2 epilayers that were unintentionally doped with oxygen (ZnSnN2−xOx) was performed to elucidate the reason for the low mobilities of ~ 20 cm2 V−1 s−1. Whil...

    Authors: Xiang Cao, Fumio Kawamura, Takashi Taniguchi and Naoomi Yamada

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Alternating current (AC) line filters have been widely used to smooth the leftover AC ripples on direct current voltage. Currently available commercial aluminum electrolytic capacitors (AECs) are primarily use...

    Authors: Doudou Zhao, Kaiyue Jiang, Jiantong Li, Xiang Zhu, Changchun Ke, Sheng Han, Emmanuel Kymakis and Xiaodong Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:3

    Content type: Review

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  11. Fabrication of single crystals has long been limited to melt- and solution-growth techniques. However, in recent years solid-state single crystal growth (SSCG) has appeared as a promising alternative to the co...

    Authors: Iva Milisavljevic and Yiquan Wu

    Citation: BMC Materials 2020 2:2

    Content type: Review

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  12. Noble metal materials are widely employed as benchmark electrocatalysts to achieve electrochemical water splitting which comprises of hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Howe...

    Authors: Muhammad Adnan Younis, Siliu Lyu, Qidong Zhao, Chaojun Lei, Peiling Zhang, Bin Yang, Zhongjian Li, Lecheng Lei, Yang Hou and Xinliang Feng

    Citation: BMC Materials 2019 1:6

    Content type: Review

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  13. Bacterial infections and endotoxin contaminations are serious problems in the production/manufacture of food, water, drinks, and injections. The development of effective materials to kill bacteria and adsorb e...

    Authors: Yuxin Qian, Yue Shen, Shuai Deng, Tingyan Liu, Fan Qi, Ziyi Lu, Longqiang Liu, Ning Shao, Jiayang Xie, Feng Ding and Runhui Liu

    Citation: BMC Materials 2019 1:5

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Ions are present throughout our environment—from biological systems to agriculture and beyond. Many important processes and mechanisms are driven by their presence and their relative concentration. In order to...

    Authors: Vithyasaahar Sethumadhavan, Sam Rudd, Eliza Switalska, Kamil Zuber, Peter Teasdale and Drew Evans

    Citation: BMC Materials 2019 1:4

    Content type: Review

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  15. Materials are addressed as possible enablers for solutions to many global societal challenges. A foresight exercise has been conducted to identify research paths to design, with a new approach, a generation of...

    Authors: Pier F. Moretti, Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Vasileios Basios, Elvira Fortunato, Maria Suarez Diez, Olga Speck and Rodrigo Martins

    Citation: BMC Materials 2019 1:3

    Content type: Correspondence

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  16. Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONPs) play a major role in the emerging fields of nanotechnology to facilitate rapid advancements in biomedical and industrial platforms. The superparamagnetic properties o...

    Authors: Subramanian Natarajan, Kannan Harini, Gnana Prakash Gajula, Bruno Sarmento, Maria Teresa Neves-Petersen and Viruthachalam Thiagarajan

    Citation: BMC Materials 2019 1:2

    Content type: Review

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  17. BMC Materials is a new, community-focussed venue for all publishable research across the broad discipline of materials science. It joins the mature and reputable BMC Series of journals, adhering to the same stand...

    Authors: Harriet E. Manning, Pedro Barquinha, Wenguo Cui, Drew Evans, Emmanuel Kymakis, Haiyan Wang, Ehrenfried Zschech and Rodrigo Martins

    Citation: BMC Materials 2019 1:1

    Content type: Editorial

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