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Mechanical properties news, May 2017

A newly-developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length.

After more than 60 years of trying, scientists have reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt.

A new 3D printing process can produce stretchable electronic devices that could let robots feel and be printed directly on human skin.

Scientists have expanded the range of functional temperatures for ferroelectrics by creating the first-ever polarization gradient in a thin film.

Oxide materials that expand and contract in response to applied electric charge could produce actuators that work in extremely hot environments.

Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets that can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.

ptychographic X-ray computed tomography uses X-rays instead of light or electrons to examine samples non-destructively

graphene oxide membranes could offer a simple means of filtering out unwanted salts and impurities from drinking water

A new spectral technique using terahertz waves can detect the early stages of corrosion on steel rebars directly through concrete.

Researchers have found a simple way to reduce the number of loops in a polymer network and thus strengthen materials made from polymers.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A novel fabrication process can produce carbon nanotube textiles with high electrical conductivity and a high level of toughness.

A novel cartilage-mimicking hydrogel may allow surgeons to 3D print meniscus implants that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.

A new sensor molecule can repeatedly brighten when the material it is incorporated into comes under heavy mechanical stress.

Scientists have used graphene to transfer intricate crystalline patterns from an underlying semiconductor wafer to a top layer of identical material.

Molecular crystal lattice made up of fullerene molecules called fullerite has outstanding stiffness and hardness.

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