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movement of tiny, simple silicon nanomotors in an electric field can be controlled remotely using light

mushroom-like gold nanowires on soft, flexible substrates could enable a new generation of wearable or implantable stretchable electronic devices

Using embedded liquid crystals, scientists have created a shape-shifting polymer material that can morph from one sophisticated form to another.

A composite made of lignin, nylon and carbon fiber possesses just the right mix of viscosity when hot and strength when cool for 3D printing.

Oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites that contain a molecular layer of ‘nanoglue’.

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

Inspired by animal chirps, engineers have devised a faster and more accurate rheological technique for measuring the properties of soft materials.

Scientists have used magnetic fields to create liquid crystal elastomers that can move in any direction in response to multiple types of stimuli.

Scientists have developed a liquid crystal elastomer with auxetic properties, meaning it gets thicker when stretched.

Echolocation for soft materials

Researchers have accomplished the first detailed high-speed imaging and analysis of the process that occurs when a microparticle impacts a surface.

making tiny, nanoscale holes into graphene sheets and removing them again could hold the key to manufacturing high-quality structures

By using multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles, scientists have developed new high-strength alloys that are both strong and flexible.

A new class of carbides containing five different metallic elements are predicted to be among the hardest materials with the highest melting points.

New simulations suggest that modifying graphene with oxygen-lined pores will allow it to act as a tunable filter for ions in a liquid.

A novel hydrogel that naturally adheres to soft tissue like cartilage and the meniscus can withstand mechanical stresses and extensive deformation.

A 3D printing technique can produce intricate structures from a novel, stiff material made from seaweed-derived alginate and graphene oxide.

Using a specific combination of heating and cooling, researchers have created superalloys that are much more resistant to heat-related failures.

Liquid crystals can template the formation of arrays of polymer nanofibers to produce coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting.

Organic, fire-resistant cladding

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