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Mechanical properties news, July 2021

MXene-polymer composite blocks electromagnetic pollution

new lightweight composite material composed of MXene and polystyrene beads could shield electromagnetic pollution

Control over the toughness and ductility of alloys

Scientists have increased the strength and ductility of an alloy by introducing tiny precipitates into its matrix and tuning their size and spacing.

functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles or SPIONs capture plastic waste particles from contaminated water

By dispersing liquid metal droplets in an elastomer, researchers have created electrical circuits that are stretchy, self-healing and recyclable.

Researchers have fabricated an ultralight nanoarchitected carbon material that is more efficient at absorbing impacts than Kevlar of the same weight.

mechanism of pinecones' ability to open and close their scales to disperse their seeds revealed

paper offers a cheap, flexible and biodegradable alternative substrate to silicon for simple electronic devices like disposable sensors

Using an innovative method called scratch testing, researchers have shown that adding graphene nanoplatelets to cement increases its fracture resistance.

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