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Mechanical properties news, June 2016

A lightweight sunshield has been developed to protect the mirrors and instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope from solar radiation.

HardwareX: New Open Access Journal for Open Source Hardware from Elsevier

Scientists have made ultra-thin solar cells from gallium arsenide that are flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil.

Novel combinatorial libraries of nanoparticles can allow the rapid screening of millions of different nanoparticles for specific properties.

By using novel branched ligands, scientists have produced perovskite nanocrystals with greatly improved stability and uniform particle size.

A violin with acoustics that can be customized is made from a novel composite material that incorporates spider's silk.

When layered perovskites are stretched or compressed, their electrical polarization does not increase as expected but instead goes away completely.

Read about the event at IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain, which will honor Professor Subra Suresh.

By electroplating a nanofiber polymer mat, scientists have produced an ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive.

Scientists have unexpectedly found that pulling a multi-layered fiber causes the core material to break into many equal-sized pieces.

New aluminum-cerium alloys are not just easy to work with and heat tolerant, but could also boost US production of rare earth elements.

Scientists have developed two different types of nanofibers that can sort themselves into organized structures under artificial conditions.

By investigating the structure of the dactyl club used by mantis shrimp to bash prey, scientists have been able to develop new super-strong composites.

A novel ionic liquid can transform into a solid polymer when exposed to light and then return to liquid form when heated.

Investigating connections between the structure and mechanical properties of bones and shells can improve the performance and longevity of concrete.

A new material comprising alternating layers of molybdenum boride and aluminum can form its own corrosion-resistant coating.

A high-entropy steel alloy that can switch between two crystal structures is both strong and ductile.

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