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Mechanical properties news, April 2020

Elastomers that replicate complex twisting action just through the use of light

By stretching hexagonal boron nitride, scientists have obtained the largest spectral color-tuning range from an atomically thin quantum system.

Researchers have created a self-adapting material that can change its stiffness in response to an applied force by incorporating minerals.

Researchers have discovered that polymers filled with carbon nanotubes could improve how unmanned military vehicles dissipate energy.

Using 3D laser printing, researchers have fabricated plate-based carbon nanolattices that are stronger than diamond.

Researchers have designed a novel liquid crystal elastomer that can be ‘programmed’ to both twist and bend in the presence of light.

Researchers have developed a novel machine-learning algorithm for quantitatively characterizing material microstructure in three dimensions.

Scientists have created a flexible membrane from a normally brittle complex oxide, and shown that stretching can change its electronic properties.

‘bio’ yarn made from human cells can be braided, knitted, or woven into medical devices or scaffolds that don't elicit an immune reaction

Researchers have shown how different temperatures can be used to create different products from biohydrogels depending on their intended application.

By combining a conducting polymer, rubber and an ionic liquid, researchers have produced a conducting, flexible organic composite.

Researchers have created a new rubber-like material based on plexiglass that could act as a replacement for human tissue in medical procedures.

Utilizing 'hybrid data', a new analytical technique can improve the estimation of mechanical properties of metallic materials from indention tests.

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