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Mechanical properties news, May 2016

Adding a very small amount of graphene to rubber films can increase both their strength and elasticity by up to 50%.

Graphene aerogel has light touch

ultra-lightweight, biocompatible aerogel has been created from graphene oxide and a polymer

Because it changes from a solid state to a liquid state at around 30°C, gallium can make an effective reversible adhesive.

A new electronic material made from boron nitride nanosheets can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times.

Details of new journal Biotribology.

Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be reinforced with a mixture of graphene nanoribbons and a thermoset polymer.

A new bio-glass that can mimic the shock-absorbing and load bearing qualities of cartilage provides a novel material for implants.

A silicone-based polymer applied to the skin as a thin coating can mimic the mechanical and elastic properties of healthy, youthful skin.

Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms that cause a mixture of cornstarch and water known as ‘oobleck’ to switch between a liquid and a solid.

Researchers have developed microporous polymer membranes that can accurately separate molecules at a high processing rate.

Using tiny vesicles and liquid crystals, scientists have produced a synthetic model of a cell membrane.

hydrogel ‘skin’ emits light and senses pressure when stretched

Graphene coatings could save energy by eliminating friction and reduce wear and tear on mechanical components.

When stretched in one direction, a novel 'adaptive protein crystal' thickens in the opposite direction, rather than thinning as most other materials do.

Foam produced with 3D printing has better durability and long-term mechanical performance than conventional foam.

Scientists have worked out why large polymer microgel particles in an assembly will spontaneously shrink to the size of smaller neighboring particles.

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