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Mechanical properties news, October 2016

Researchers have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel for use as a flexible implant.

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Researchers have determined that the surface texture of gallium nitride materials can influence the health of nearby cells.

New electronic ‘paper’ is flexible, less than 1µm thick and can display a full range of colors, but requires 10 times less energy than a Kindle tablet.

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Using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, scientists have developed a device that can oscillate indefinitely when illuminated with light.

The first ambipolar material that can conduct both electrons and holes in water-based solutions could lead to new biological sensor technologies.

When grown on silver, the 2D material known as borophene naturally forms corrugations, potentially making it suitable for use in stretchable electronics.

A novel three-in-one instrument can correlate the flowability of soft ‘gooey’ materials with their underlying microstructure and composition.

Scientists have determined how each of five distinct types of belite crystal contribute to concrete's ease of manufacture and ultimate strength.

introducing a wave into GaAs nanoribbons allows manipulation of the band gap

Scientists have discovered that when a perovskite is exposed to water vapor and streams of electrons, it gives off oxygen and begins oscillating.

Reinforcing graphene nanoadditives increase strength of composites.

Self-assembly process produces three dimension graphene shapes in a reliable manner.

Chitosan biocompatible and biodegradable 3D scaffolds made by flocking.

Graphene-silicone rubber composites self-repair damage like cracks or fractures.

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Engineers have developed a new material made from hydroxyapatite and a biocompatible polymer for 3D printing bone implants.

Scientists have used a range of modern materials, including carbon nanotubes, to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns.

A new material made of tiny cellulose nanofibers could replace potentially harmful absorbent materials in diapers and sanitary products.

When compressed, layered materials will form a series of internal buckles, or ripples, as they deform, in a process termed ripplocation.

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