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Mechanical properties news, June 2017

Biomedical engineers have created a lab-grown tissue with similar properties to natural cartilage by giving it a bit of a stretch.

Scientists have developed a novel form of glassy carbon that is a ultrastrong, lightweight, elastic and electrically conductive.

An amino acid found in the sticky feet of mussels can make synthetic peptide nanofibers line up into strong hydrogel strings.

By controlling how nanoparticles self-assemble at three different length scales, scientists have produced a tough and strong polymer nanocomposite.

Researchers have found a way to make deformable, heat-resistant sponge-like materials from nanoscale ceramic fibers.

A combination of C60, graphene and hexagonal boron nitride has similar properties to silicon but better chemical stability, lightness and flexibility.

A new spectroscopy method can monitor the effects of radiation on materials in real time, including changes in thermal and mechanical properties.

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High pressure could be the key to making high-entropy alloys made of common metals with a so-called hexagonal close-packed structure.

Find out more about the collaboration between HardwareX and Materials and Design journals.

Nacre, or mother-of-pearl, is a natural material with hard and soft components that attains high stiffness, strength, and fracture toughness.

Graphene oxide can crosslink and reinforce rubber in a single easy step to improve mechanical properties.

Oxide materials that can both bend and 'breathe' in high temperatures.

Adding different gases to a novel way for making graphene can make the material superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic.

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