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Mechanical properties news, December 2015

Scientist have modeled a new hybrid material that can reconfigure itself into different shapes when exposed to light and heat.

Top 5 news items of 2015 from Materials Today.

Scientists have developed a freeze-casting technique that allows them to design and create strong, tough and lightweight materials.

In their search for materials that can withstand supercritical ammonia, scientists tested 35 metals, two metalloids and 17 ceramic materials.

A novel hydrocarbon-based nanomaterial could be a ‘green’ replacement for superhydrophobic fluorocarbons.

Scientists have have produced highly durable and active platinum-iron nanoparticles with a carbon shell for use as fuel cell catalysts.

A new germanium nanofilm not only shimmers like an opal but is hard as a crystal, exceptionally thin and highly porous.

A smart wound dressing made from a stretchy hydrogel can incorporate temperature sensors, LED lights and other electronics.

Tests on the toxicity of several graphene materials revealed that graphene oxide could make super-strong dental fillings that don't corrode.

Scientists have used graphene produced by heating plastic sheets with a laser to create flexible, solid-state micro-supercapacitors.

Researchers have developed cancer-killing nanoparticles that swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light.

A new material consisting of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer boasts an outstanding ability to store energy.

A new boron nitride nanosheet can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents.

Scientists have produced a new kind of gold foam that is lighter than water and almost as light as air.

Using an organic superacid to fix defects in molybdenum disulphide produced a 100-fold increase in its photoluminescence quantum yield.

Researchers have developed a new process that can produce large sheets of graphene 100 times cheaper than existing processes.

Solid materials such as nanocrystals, bulk metallic glasses, rocks or granular materials all deform in a similar way when exposed to stress.

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