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Mechanical properties news, March 2020

Boron takes the strain out of Li-ion battery electrodes

Ni-rich cathodes used in EV Li-ion batteries show improved performance stability when doped with boron

Making two-dimensional metals the easy way

easy way to make large, freestanding, thin sheets of metallic materials could open up novel applications in catalysis, flexible electronics, soft robotics

A fabric made using salts could be used to gather drinking water from the atmosphere

Nanosensors powered by a stream of bubbles can seek out explosives and related hazards in only a few minutes

3D supercapacitors knitted from cotton or nylon yarn coated with a novel conductive material could power smart textiles

Researchers have found that adhesives can be made tougher by adding sacrificial bonds that are easily broken.

Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser is using an Agents of Change grant to empower women in academia

Researchers have developed a novel electron microscopy method for testing microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures.

Researchers have used small molecules that fluoresce after the impact of mechanical force to detect damage in fiber-reinforced polymers.

green membranes based on natural materials surpass state-of-the-art membranes for desalination, cleaning up wastewater, and purifying organic solvents

thin nanostructured films of gold and nickel boost performance of direct methanol fuel cells

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