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Mechanical properties news, November 2017

A little warmth helps composites heal

Self-healing composite has good mechanical properties and can be produced by conventional processing tools.

Overcoming the technical challenges of achieving extreme fast charging for electric vehicles.

By taking advantage of electrostatic charge, scientists have induced synthetic polymers to self-assemble in a defined sequence, just like proteins.

3D piezoelectric fibrous scaffold stimulate stem cell differentiation and tissue formation.

Nanoscale patterns in metals known as nanotwins can stabilize defects associated with repetitive strain and limit the build-up of fatigue-related damage.

A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies.

Inspired by the polymeric threads used by marine mussels, scientists have developed an elastomeric polymer that is both flexible and strong.

Scientists have discovered that, contrary to expectations, a material's crystal grains can sometimes slide along a coherent twin boundary.

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Scientists have determined what kind of carbon nanotubes produce the best fibers and developed a novel method for purifying them.

Harvesting energy from body heat to drive wearable thermoelectric generators.

Doping 2D materials with other elements can not only alter their mechanical and electrical properties, but can also make them magnetic.

How cephalopods control their texture influences new stretchable material.

A self-formed, flexible, hybrid solid-electrolyte interphase layer solves many of the problems that currently bedevil lithium-sulfur batteries.

Inspired by the octopus, engineers have developed polymer-based stretchable surfaces with programmable 3D texture morphing.

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