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Mechanical properties news, August 2021

Researchers have produced carbon nanotube fibers that can act as a thermoelectric generator, able to turn heat into electricity.

Researchers have found a way to turn a middling monomer into a tough polymer that can still be depolymerized back to the monomer state.

Using kirigami, researchers have designed reconfigurable building blocks that can serve as basic units for constructing complex 3D structures.

heat/light-responsive hydrogel useful for soft robots that mimic the function and movement of living organisms

Researchers have developed a simplified mathematical model of a complex phenomenon in crack propagation known as the velocity jump.

Discovery of New Nonlinear Optical Materials

By producing a new liquid phase with vapor deposition, researchers have found they can create very dense thin-film glasses.

Using amyloid silk hybrid proteins, researchers have created fibers that are stronger and tougher than some natural spider silks.

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