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Mechanical properties news, October 2015

A new technique called cyclic healing uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in nanoscale metal crystals.

Scientists have found a way to manipulate tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions using mechanical energy.

A new anti-fouling coating for steel can make it stronger, safer and more durable.

A novel dielectric film has a similar refractive index to air but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic devices.

simple surface treatment for metallic biomedical implants could deter the bacteria that cause infections and complications after surgery

A new initiative is looking to develop entropy-stabilized alloys able to withstand extremely high temperatures.

Scientists have created a novel, environmentally-friendly flame retardant derived from the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Scientists have uncovered a design rule that allows the creation of peptide-like nanosheets that are larger and flatter than any biological structure.

4D printing technology that creates complex self-folding structures

A novel materials-by-design approach can lead to the development of nanocellulose materials with better mechanical properties.

Scientists have measured the behavior of individual atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field.

A new polymeric fuel additive for jet engines can reduce the intensity of post-impact explosions.

Scientists have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process.

A new self-assembly method for proteins and peptides can create complex scaffolds for tissue growth.

Materials Today now invites researchers to propose projects that fit within the scope of the Grand Challenge.

A magnetoelastic alloy consisting of iron doped with the metal gallium could form the basis for wireless impact detectors.

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