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Mechanical properties news, August 2017

Computational modelling with a supercomputer has revealed how different solidification speeds alter the microstructure of a novel alloy.

By interpenetrating two polymers, scientists have developed a novel supercapacitor that is flexible and can store a lot of charge very quickly.

By incorporating reversible bonds, scientists have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.

Microbot origami helps tiny devices move and capture cells.

Scientists have used machine learning to gain insight into the physical structures associated with specific properties of metals and alloys.

Understanding the design principles of dragonfly wings could help improve the design of artificial wings on micro-air vehicles.

Naturally occurring fatty acids that cover insect wings can be used to form ‘mechanobactericidal’ coating.

A new super-strong ‘tough adhesive’ is biocompatible and binds firmly to biological tissues even when they're wet.

Under certain conditions, the magnetic properties of a material can predict the relationship between its elasticity and temperature.

Researchers have developed supramolecular materials that spontaneously assemble themselves and then disintegrate after use.

Scientists have developed a way to coat a hydrogel onto elastomer-based medical devices to provide a softer, more slippery exterior.

Nanofibrous, conductive polymer structure mimics the properties of natural extracellular matrix to support regeneration of heart tissue.

Reducing oxygen in some nanocrystalline alloys may improve their strength and durability at elevated temperatures.

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