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Mechanical properties news, April 2018

Defects prove beneficial for 2D materials

Defects in two-dimensional materials can enhance their physical, electrochemical, magnetic, energy and catalytic properties.

Graphene on a roll for membrane applications

Engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that can produce long strips of high-quality graphene for use in membranes.

A novel technique for inducing a composite material to become stiffer and stronger when exposed to UV light could find use in future military rotorcraft.

A novel X-ray nanoprobe beamline can observe materials down to a scale of just 10nm and capture multiple images of different material properties.

Scientists have developed a model that draws on oxidation kinetics to explain how stress affects the formation and spread of oxide layers in alloys.

Find out about the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding review awards from the Acta Journals.

An artificial intelligence system has discovered three new metallic glass materials 200 times faster than could be done before.

Using caffeine as a catalyst, researchers have devised a way to create gummy, biocompatible gels that could be used for medical applications.

Researchers have developed a smooth, durable, clear polymer coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and even peanut butter.

A proposed new state of matter termed a ‘superfluid quasicrystal’ should should flow without friction while exhibiting a nonperiodic structure.

A novel smart ink can produce 3D objects that change shape and color, such as reducing to 1% their original size with 10-times the resolution.

A solid oxide protective coating for metals, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, can deform as if it were a liquid, filling any cracks and gaps.

Inspired by a version of origami called kirigami, researchers have developed malleable electronic circuits that can be bent and twisted.

Scientists have discovered that a barium-iron-arsenic superconductor changes its magnetic properties when put under mechanical strain.

Scientists have furthered their understanding of how, when and where the atoms in molten metal ‘lock’ into place during the production of metallic glass.

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