Towards the Design of New Sensoaesthetic Materials
In a recent study, scientists from the INM and from America examined the teeth of the deep-sea dragon fish Aristostomias scintillans. They found that the teeth have evolved to reduce light scattering and effectively remove the fish’s wide-open mouth.
Soft Electronics and Machines
The Physical Analytics Group at the INM succeeded in explaining why drinking water in the community of Dossenheim (Rhein-Neckar Kreis) just outside Heidelberg had a slightly blue color some time ago: the reason was a distribution of nanoscopic, completely harmless lime particles.
In cooperation with the Saarland University Hospital, the INM has developed bioinspired adhesive structures for the treatment of eardrum injuries. The adhesive structures are now to be transferred into a biomedical product.