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Metabolic Mechanical Materials: Adaptation, Learning & Interactivity

Project description

Novel interactive mechano-chemical material systems with 'erasable' memory

The cell is often likened to a small yet highly complex factory, breaking down and building up molecules via complex mechanical and chemical processes. Harnessing these cellular processes, the EU-funded M3ALI project will leverage mechanically stimulated polymer materials to control chemical reactions from the simplest up to the level of chemical reaction networks. A novel mechano-chemo-mechano signal processing language will support a feedback loop in which mechanical deformation is converted into chemical signals, and the chemical information is fed back to the mechanical material. It will enable more natural adaptive and interactive soft robotics and interactive cell/material systems capable of co-evolution.

Host institution

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Net EU contribution
€ 1 998 750,00
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 998 750,00
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz

See on map

Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00