Mechanical properties news, March 2022

Using a novel method, researchers can conduct real-time atomic-level observations of grain boundary deformation in poly-grained metallic materials.

Material could replace plastic food packaging

Using a piezoelectric material, researchers have created an 'acoustic fabric' that is able to detect and produce sound.

Researchers have developed an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles.

carbon fiber-based composite battery electrodes could pave the way for high-performance structural components with energy storage capabilities

Researchers have created a foam-like shock-absorbing material that protects like a metal but is lighter, stronger and reusable.

Researchers have shown that their novel protein-like polymers make a better adhesive than the mussel glue that inspired them.

Researchers have developed a novel process for predicting and guiding the ordered creation of strong yet flexible diamond nanothreads.

Researchers have developed flexible yet mechanically robust bioelectronic membranes made from layers of the 2D material molybdenum disulfide.

Using computer modeling and experimental data, researchers can now predict, with unprecedented precision, when a soft material will crack and fail.

Scientists have captured high-resolution images of a tiny aluminum single-crystal sample as it transitions from an elastic to a plastic state.

light-activated soft robot based on miniaturized Au nanorods in a liquid crystal network can propel itself across water

Researchers have created an ionogel made from a mixture of polymers and an ionic liquid that is very stretchable and extremely tough.

Researchers have developed a nanomaterial-containing penetrating sealer that is better able to protect concrete from moisture and salt.

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