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Mechanical properties news, June 2018

Graphene film can have higher thermal conductivity than graphite film

A novel graphene-assembled film possesses higher thermal conductivity than graphite film, even though graphite consists of many layers of graphene.

3D printing hits a nerve

3D-printing provides fast, continuous means of producing nerve guidance conduits (NGCs) to help treat peripheral nervous systems injuries.

Scientists have discovered how the mechanical properties of MOFs relate to their structure, particularly the role played by functional groups.

Scientists have discovered that reactive elements and water combine to create a fast-growing, nanocrystalline oxide scale on high-temperature alloys.

A new composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a by-product of coal-fired power plants, can replace Portland cement in concrete.

A new hybrid conductive material comprising liquid metal embedded in an elastic polymer can be bent and stretched at will.

A novel composite made of hydrogel and a 2D material can conduct electricity, stretch by more than 3400%, self-heal and adhere to many surfaces.

Scientists have developed a simple way to produce a conductive graphene foam that they can shape into 3D objects such as battery electrodes.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Researchers have developed a new way to grow mineralized materials that could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone.

Scientists have shown they can predict the failure of granular materials such as gravel by monitoring naturally arising acoustic vibrations.

Atomic force microscopy has revealed the role of atomically thin layers of water in an energy storage material called crystalline tungsten oxide dihydrate.

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