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Mechanical properties news, May 2020

Structural control gives sea urchins strength

mineralized skeletons of sea urchins that are light and robust hold important clues for analyzing and designing artificial porous materials

Researchers have discovered that certain organic crystals are more flexible and stretchable than current materials used for electronic applications.

A novel polymer compound embedded with bismuth trioxide particles holds tremendous promise as a lightweight radiation shielding material.

New class of materials based on liquid metal lattices

Scientists have discovered that the 2D material molybdenum dioxide exhibits piezoelectricity, due to electrons being trapped in its surface defects.

biocompatible polymer scaffolds coated with carbon nanotubes could provide a vital foothold for regrowing cells

By combining silicon nanoparticles with carbon nanotubes, researchers have created yarn-like microspheres for use as battery electrodes.

Using a catalyst solution and a ‘twin-screw’ extrusion process, researchers have developed a new method for upcycling polyurethane foams.

Novel ion-driven transistors and mixed-conducting particulate material could form the foundation for fully implantable bioelectronic devices.

The award is to honor a young researcher active in the fields of Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology for Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences.

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