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Mechanical properties news, October 2021

Improvements to elastic polymer could reduce plastic pollution

Elastic polymer conflict resolved to help reduce plastic pollution

Magnetic control of cell sheets promises new insights

tissue-like sheets of human tendon cells and magnetic nanoparticles enable the study of the effects of inflammation in tendon disorders

Understanding how the mechanism by which mussels produce their glue

By applying strain to a multiferroic material, researchers have discovered an exotic new state with a much higher electromechanical response.

By developing a way to highly entangle polymer chains, researchers have managed to produce an elastomer that is both stiff and tough.

Stretching a 2D material called strontium titanate causes crystalline defects to organize into periodic structures that enhance its electronic properties.

An even faster version of the fast-imaging tomography process for materials can produce a record-breaking 1000 3D tomograms per second.

3D-printed cheap and portable ventilators to combat Covid-19

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