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Leibniz Institute for New Materials | Date: 2012-12-19

A method for producing organic-inorganic composite materials includes at least one biomineralising protein and/or polypeptide-encoding recombinant polynucleotide being introduced into at least one host cell, preferably from the class of slime moulds, and the expressed protein and/or polypeptide influencing the formation of inorganic particles in an extracellular matrix of the host cell.


A highly structured composite material, which can be applied and cured as a protective layer on corroding metal substrates, particularly on steel is provided. Due to its highly structured composition it is a particularly effective barrier to protect metals against attack by corrosive sub-stances such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and sea water, if necessary under hydrothermal conditions. At the same time it is also abrasion stable, for example against a grinding effect by sand, as well as resistant to the impact of mechanical load e.g. by tools. This is achieved by a coating composition comprising a binder comprising at least one cross-linkable resin, wherein the resin comprises at least one of polar group; at least one type of hydrophilic flakes with an aspect ratio of more than 10, wherein the surface of the flakes at least partially comprises a metal oxide; and an organic solvent.


Patent
Leibniz Institute for New Materials | Date: 2013-12-19

A surface with selectable adhesion is achieved by a shape memory alloy that is at least partly coated with a polymer forming a surface structure, thus allowing the adhesion force of the surface to be controlled.


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Leibniz Institute for New Materials | Date: 2012-12-20

A composition for producing a tribological composite material includes at least one platelet-shaped solid-state lubricant, at least one type of inorganic, platelet-shaped pigment particles, at least one surface-active compound which possesses at least one hydrophilic group and at least one hydrophobic group, and a curable binder system comprising at least one organic polymer or oligomer having one or more functional groups, or a precursor thereof.


Patent
Leibniz Institute for New Materials | Date: 2011-05-25

A laminate includes two substrates that are connected by means of a bonding layer, the bonding layer enabling a one-dimensional composite structure. This enables a purely inorganic compound of different materials and a significantly improved connection when using adhesives.

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