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Mechanical properties news, July 2016

Scientists have found a way to create a strong composite material made from lots of uniformly stacked layers of graphene and polycarbonate.

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freshly made stacks of a few graphene oxide sheets are excreted quickly and efficiently from the body

Novel lipid-like peptoids can spontaneously form a membrane with similar properties to cell membranes found in nature.

Tungsten-based nanoparticles promise more efficient and greener lubricants.

A novel material for use in the sub-ballast layer of train tracks incorporates shredded rubber from used tires.

Scientists have developed a film that curls up and straightens out when exposed to tiny changes in ambient humidity.

Scientists have produced enhanced 'rivet graphene' by adding carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres encasing iron nanoparticles.

Scientists at NASA have developed a mirror made from carbon nanotubes embedded in an epoxy resin for use in a satellite telescope.

Using rod-shaped bacteria to introduce nanoscale wrinkles into graphene causes it to conduct electrons differently in perpendicular directions.

Scientists have developed a new method for determining how well artificial photosynthesis materials will weather harsh environments.

Scientists have studied the pangolin to learn the secrets of its protective outer armor.

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A new silicon-based nanomaterial can be used to stimulate individual nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs.

Several smart abilities, including shape-memory behavior, light-activated movement and self-healing behavior, have been combined in a single material.

Scientists have found a way to switch the surface of a single layer of boron nitride between states with high and low wetting and adhesion.

A novel 3D bioprinting process that uses strands of cow cartilage as ink may one day create cartilage patches for worn out joints.

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