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One study uncovers novel properties in two 2D materials

A single study has found that graphene displays superlubricity and that hexagonal boron nitride is as strong as diamond but lighter and more flexible.

New biomaterials disappear on demand

Using a compound derived from seaweed, engineers have developed a technique for making 3D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand.

Molybdenum disulfide as nano-actuator material.

Scientists have shown that repeated cycles of heating and cooling offer a cheap way to produce single-crystal metals.

Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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Novel yarns made from carbon nanotubes can generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted.

Scientists have discovered the mechanism that causes cracks to behave strangely when they spread very rapidly in brittle materials.

Carbonated water offers a greener way to remove graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition from metal substrates.

Computational modelling with a supercomputer has revealed how different solidification speeds alter the microstructure of a novel alloy.

By interpenetrating two polymers, scientists have developed a novel supercapacitor that is flexible and can store a lot of charge very quickly.

By incorporating reversible bonds, scientists have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.

Microbot origami helps tiny devices move and capture cells.

Scientists have used machine learning to gain insight into the physical structures associated with specific properties of metals and alloys.

Understanding the design principles of dragonfly wings could help improve the design of artificial wings on micro-air vehicles.

Naturally occurring fatty acids that cover insect wings can be used to form ‘mechanobactericidal’ coating.

A new super-strong ‘tough adhesive’ is biocompatible and binds firmly to biological tissues even when they're wet.

Under certain conditions, the magnetic properties of a material can predict the relationship between its elasticity and temperature.

Researchers have developed supramolecular materials that spontaneously assemble themselves and then disintegrate after use.

Scientists have developed a way to coat a hydrogel onto elastomer-based medical devices to provide a softer, more slippery exterior.

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