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A combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today’s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness
Press releases
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Hämähäkkisilkki

Headphones made from biomaterials produced by yeast and fungal mycelium

Microbially grown materials can be used to replace oil-based materials in various everyday consumer products – such as headphones.
Research & Art
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Tutkijoista, teollisista muotoilijoista ja dokumentaristeista koostuva Korvaa-projekti halusi näyttää tämän todeksi ja valmisti kuulokkeet, jonka muovi- ja nahkaosat on tuotettu mikrobien avulla.

A layer just a few atoms deep can work wonders

The atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique developed by Tuomo Suntola revolutionised information technology in the 2000s. Now researchers are using it to make better catalysts, solar cells of record efficiency and hybrid materials that transport medicines and generate electricity from bodily waste heat.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Illustration of various ALD applications by Ida-Maria Wikström.

One atom at a time

AI is not only changing the way we process data, it’s changing how we carry out research, period.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Milica Todorovic and Patrick Rinke. Photographer: Venla Helenius.

Rare metals need efficient recycling

How can the valuable ingredients of batteries be recovered? What could replace bismuth, tellurium and many other rarities? These issues are being examined by the CloseLoop project.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Dissolution and precipitation of rare earth elements in the CloseLoop project.