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Mechanical properties news, April 2021

Rotated graphene stacks up for better membranes

novel way of aligning graphene oxide sheets creates filtration membranes with improved flux and selectivity

Using embedded enzymes, researchers have produced compostable plastics that break down within a few weeks on exposure to heat and water.

mass distribution at the nanoscale is important for water-filtration performance

large diamond structures can be elastically deformed in a uniform and controlled way at the nanoscale

Researchers have found that the 2D material MXene can make an effective, durable lubricant for use in challenging applications, like space missions.

By embedding calcium phosphate particles in resin, researchers have come up with a high-tech substitute for ivory, which can be 3D printed into parts.

By taking advantage of capillary forces, researchers have managed to change a cellular material's fundamental topology at the microscale.

The positions of tiny rigid plates integrated in a thin membrane can be controlled by mechanically varying the elastic forces in the membrane.

Scientists have optimized a graphene-production process so that it can produce graphene from tires for use in strengthening concrete.

A novel electrolyte developed for lithium-air batteries could help prevent the cracking of metal alloy cathodes in lithium-ion batteries.

cerium oxide/carbon nanocomposite derived from a metal-organic framework makes an ideal anode for sodium-ion batteries

Researchers have improved molecules known as mechanophores so they produce reversible and rapid color change when a force is applied.

Using carbon fibers, researchers have developed a structural battery that combines high levels of electrical energy storage, stiffness and strength.

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