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Mechanical properties news, December 2016

A new perspective article reviews the state-of-the-art of autonomous polymers and lays out future directions for the field.

Scientists have chemically-modified sawdust to make it oil-attracting and buoyant, and thus ideal for cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic.

Scientists have developed a novel way to synthesize nano-sized Lonsdaleite, hexagonal diamonds that are much harder than regular diamonds.

novel hemostatic treatment based on a shape memory polymer (SMP) foam combined with an antibacterial hydrogel suitable for deep wounds

Water stays "stiff" in carbon nanotubes even above its normal boiling temperature.

Synthesizing cement particles in a variety of shapes, including cubes and spheres, can produce concrete that is less porous and more durable.

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Changing the length of the polymer ‘thread’ between each molecular ‘bead’ can increase the strain and rupture strength of polymer gels.

Do you qualify for the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize?

Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have determined why the friction varies when an object slides across graphene.

By propelling silver nanowires at supersonic speed, scientists have produced an ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive.

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