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Mechanical properties news, November 2015

A new material combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure of metal-based clusters.

A new symmetry operation has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials.

A novel 'flexo-electric' nanomaterial is able to change shape when an electrical voltage is applied or generate electricity when its shape is changed.

Understanding the properties of methane hydrates.

A novel synthetic, sticky hydrogel can adhere to a wide range of surfaces with a toughness comparable to the bond between cartilage on bone.

a novel piezoelectric energy harvester based on composite structure could enable more efficient performance

Scientists have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal's ductility.

Scientists have uncovered 'sweet points' in time as dental cement sets, when it starts to approach the toughness of teeth.

Scientists have discovered that applying an electric field to glass causes it to soften at lower temperatures.

Scientists have developed a flexible metal-organic framework for storing natural gas in car fuel tanks.

Alloys made from equal amounts of up to four different metallic elements are very effective at withstanding radiation damage.

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