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Mechanical properties news, January 2017

CNT-polyester scaffolds don’t miss a beat

Polymer combined with carbon nanotubes matches the flexibility and conductivity of cardiac tissue.

A general framework for designing reconfigurable metamaterials can be applied to everything from meter-scale architectures to nano-scale systems.

Simple strategy for creating solutions of two-dimensional nanomaterials could make large-scale production of future devices easier and cheaper.

Biomimicry of the beetle helps material design.

Stretched fibers of bacterial cellulose could strengthen a new generation of ‘green’ nanocomposites.

Terahertz scanner based on a carbon nanotube film is flexible, portable, and wearable.

hydrogen bonding enables the fabrication of stretchable, self-healing semiconducting polymer transistors paving the way for wearable electronics

Porous 3D form of graphene produced using heat and pressure

Scientists have used a new approach to investigate the formation of defects in materials at the atomic scale and in near-real time.

New theory of coffee-ring effect could keep solar panels clean, improve DNA sequencing.

A new computational model can calculate how metallic glasses morph over time when they are put under mechanical stress.

Scientists have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known, which could lead to a new generation of advanced materials.

Scientists have woven a 'smart' fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of the bone tissue periosteum.

Compressing and fusing flakes of graphene can produce a porous, lightweight 3D material with a strength 10 times that of steel.

Defects in cement that catch layers of the material as they move past each other can produce concrete that is tougher and stronger.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

Novel fuel cell catalysts comprising atomically-ordered platinum-lead 'nanoplates' display high catalytic activity, stability and durability.

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