Mechanical properties news, January 2016

A novel plastic material containing spiky nanoparticles of graphene-coated nickel can prevent lithium-ion batteries from overheating.

The electric fields that form at the interface between metals and semiconductors can alter their mechanical properties.

New carbon materials are finding a plethora of new applications in environmental and other key technology sectors.

Studying a high-entropy alloy with transmission electron microscopy has revealed several mechanisms that make it both very tough and strong.

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Polymer fibers of the right size and shape could help regrowing nerve cells repair tissue damage after injury

Boron nitride nanotubes produce strong polymer composites than carbon nanotubes.

Using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers in three dimensions, scientists have produced novel soft robots.

A new type of synthetic bone graft can boost the body’s own ability to regenerate bone tissue and could produce better outcomes for patients.

Scientists have developed a new process that can produce silica compounds from the hulls left over from processing rice.

Skin-like polymeric material uses carbon nanotubes to bring a sense of touch to robotic and prosthetic devices.

Scientists have created a two-dimensional sheet of boron, analogous to graphene, which they term borophene.

A novel metamaterial can manipulate acoustic waves at more than double the resolution currently possible for acoustic imaging.

Modeling shows hybrid material that responds to different stimuli.

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