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Mechanical properties news, November 2018

By using multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles, scientists have developed new high-strength alloys that are both strong and flexible.

A new class of carbides containing five different metallic elements are predicted to be among the hardest materials with the highest melting points.

New simulations suggest that modifying graphene with oxygen-lined pores will allow it to act as a tunable filter for ions in a liquid.

A novel hydrogel that naturally adheres to soft tissue like cartilage and the meniscus can withstand mechanical stresses and extensive deformation.

A 3D printing technique can produce intricate structures from a novel, stiff material made from seaweed-derived alginate and graphene oxide.

Using a specific combination of heating and cooling, researchers have created superalloys that are much more resistant to heat-related failures.

Liquid crystals can template the formation of arrays of polymer nanofibers to produce coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting.

Organic, fire-resistant cladding

The cubic feces of the wombat

By combining epoxy with graphene foam, scientists have produced a stiff, conductive composite material for electronic applications.

Find out the recipients of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

Giant Panda's tooth enamel recovers its micro- and nano-structure and geometry to counteract the early stages of damage

Bone-forming and -resorbing cells prefer nanoparticles of specific size, surface charge, and composition

Researchers have used 2D materials to construct metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light they focus.

By incorporating a network of elastic additives, chemical engineers have increased the flexibility of a conventional organic photovoltaic material.

New liquid-gated membrane filtration system improves wastewater processing

Resilient nano cardboard is a useful material

A new charge-storing system made from porous conducting polymer films on densely-twisted yarns can be easily integrated into clothing.

Scientists have used a process called ball-milling to help create 3D heterostructures from various 2D transition metal dichalcogenides.

A sandwich structure made from aluminum oxide, termed nanocardboard, is stiff, light, thermally insulating and even able to levitate.

Varying the spacing between twin boundaries can dramatically improve a metal's strength and the extent to which it strengthens when deformed.

By adding carbon and nitrogen to manganese, researchers have developed a fuel cell catalyst that is just as effective as platinum but much cheaper.

Moth fur is acoustic camouflage against bat echolation

Scientists have combined silk proteins with carbon nanotubes to produce a composite material for use in flexible electronics and biomedical devices.

Researchers have used a mussel-inspired polymer to produce graphene-based liquid crystalline fibers with impressive mechanical and electrical properties.

Memory steel

A novel ceramic-metal composite that can handle high heat and pressure makes an effective material for producing solar power heat exchangers.

Using nanopillars made from a high-entropy alloy, scientists have been able to study how dislocations organize and interact at the nanoscale.

An artificial protein made from ordered and disordered segments will form a solid scaffold in response to body heat, and seamlessly integrate into tissue.

Electronic skin that heals itself after damage just like human skin could now be possible, according to new research.

Japanese art of paper cutting and folding kirigami transforms flat, two-dimensional cutouts in gold films into three-dimensional nanoscale structures

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