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The properties of elastic modulus and glass transition temperature can determine the best materials for creating stable organic solar cells.

Inspired by the color-changing skin of octopuses, engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can change shape and color when exposed to light.

Engineers have created a new shape-changing, or 'morphing', nozzle for 3D printing fiber-filled composites for use in 4D printing applications.

Researchers have utilized reactive molecules called radical-type 'mechanophores' to visualize polymer crystallization in real time.

porous iron has great potential as a scaffold for bone repair

characterization of bulk metallic glasses reveals hierarchical structure that determines strength

A novel machine-learning model can accurately predict the hardness of new materials based solely on their chemical composition.

Organic films just a single molecule thick can make metals such as aluminum easier to cut by inducing localized embrittlement.

Researchers have discovered that 'weak' Van der Waals interactions are still sufficient to form bumps in rigid silver nanosheets.

Researchers have found a new way to predict the properties of metal alloys based on reactions at the boundaries between their crystalline grains.

By replicating the design of a mammal bone, researchers have improved the structural integrity of the cathode for a sodium-ion battery.

By using nanosheets and graphene foam in an island-bridge design, researchers have developed stretchable micro-supercapacitor arrays.

Nanomaterial-based device that can heat or cool buildings

A new flexible, rechargeable, printable silver oxide-zinc battery can provide five to 10 times more power than current lithium-ion batteries.

Using triangular-shaped molecular building blocks, researchers have created an ultrathin porous membrane for filtering organic solvents.

Researchers have used nanosheets to create an inorganic material that can be converted from a hard gel to soft matter by changing the temperature.

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