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Engineers have identified two aspects of the interaction between a metal and its alloying material that can predict how a particular alloy will behave.

Complex shape-shifting lattices composed of multiple elastomeric materials can grow or shrink in response to changes in temperature.

By simply adding a trace amount of copper, scientists have created the strongest ever silver without reducing its electrical conductivity.

Researchers have found that graphene has many of the same mechanical properties as 3D graphite and is significantly thicker than widely believed.

A new process termed ‘flash sintering’ can help overcome the brittle nature of ceramics and make them more ductile and durable.

novel electroluminescent device uses flexible, electrically conductive Ag-coated nylon fibers embedded in a PDMS + ZnS composite as electrodes

Researchers have created a net-like structure, called a ‘nanochain’, of antimony, which can enhance lithium-ion charge capacity in batteries.

Researchers have shown that ultrasonic waves produced by an acoustic transducer can manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials.

A silicone polymer embedded with temperature-sensitive dyes and liquid metal wires can carry out simple logic functions in response to touch.

mechanically-triggered origami-inspired approach creates complex three-dimensional structures for biomedicine, electronics or robotics

Researchers have replaced the expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with iron fluoride and a solid polymer.

Imperfections and electrochemically driven silicon-lithium alloying reactions allow a new silicon-based metamaterial to deform to order.

Researchers have used computational techniques to identify 43 previously unknown forms of carbon that are thought to be stable and superhard.

By taking advantage of the nanomaterial graphene, scientists have developed the smallest ever accelerometer for measuring acceleration.

A novel de-icing technique uses an electric pulse to melt the ice where the surface and the ice meet, so the ice can simply slide off.

Graphene can provide a two-fold defense against mosquito bites, by acting as a physical barrier and blocking chemical signals.

A new low-power ceramic welding technology uses an ultrafast pulsed laser to melt ceramic materials along their interface and fuse them together.

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