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Mechanical properties

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Micron-sized spheres coming together under the influence of a spinning magnetic field can be used to model 2D materials and other molecular systems.

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A lithium-ion battery shaped like the human spine shows remarkable flexibility, high energy density and stable voltage while being flexed or twisted.

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Interfacing silicon nanosprings for stability.

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Computer models show that the right mix of hydrogen bonds is critical for producing polymer and cement composites that are strong, tough and ductile.

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Researchers have identified a mechanism that triggers shape-memory phenomena in the organic crystals used in plastic electronics.

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Scientists have synthesized a novel form of titanium nitride, called titanic nitride, which has promising mechanical and optoelectronic properties.

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By employing graphene girders as physical supports, scientists have been able to replace graphite with silicon in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries.

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Scientists have developed a new process for encouraging molecules to form complex tiling patterns known as tessellations through self-organization.

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Scientists have greatly reduced the fragility of molten-electrode batteries by replacing the usual ceramic membrane with a metal mesh membrane.

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Additive manufacturing enables an improvement in the strength of 316L stainless steel without adversely affecting ductility.

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The Editor of Extreme Mechanics Letters, Prof Zhigang Suo from Harvard University, discusses the journal and his work on ionic cables.

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