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Mechanical properties news, May 2018

Composite metamaterial bends the rules

Ceramic nanolattice architecture creates ultralight, mechanically reliable composite materials.

New electronic textiles can take the heat

Pyroprotein-based electronic textiles are durable and simple to make for applications such as energy harvesting.

Scientists have discovered that crystals of the semiconductor zinc sulfide are brittle when exposed to light but flexible when kept in the dark.

Compressing layers of boron nitride and graphene can enhance graphene's band gap, bringing it one step closer to becoming a viable semiconductor.

A novel method for producing disperse carbon nanotubes at high concentrations can create a gel, paste and kneadable dough.

A six-atom thick bilayer of tungsten diselenide exhibited a 100-fold increase in photoluminescence when subjected to strain.

Combining nanodiamonds with 2D molybdenum disulfide layers creates onion-like carbon that can act as a dry lubricant.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

A novel method of computational analysis can help predict the composition and properties of as-yet-unmade high-entropy alloys.

A novel method uses the tip of a scanning probe microscope to etch nanoscale features on silicon wafers with the need for chemicals or masks.

A new process uses mathematical algorithms to design advanced materials by reducing complexity and taking advantage of machine learning.

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