Mechanical properties news, November 2022

Self-assembled pinwheel structure displays surprising chirality

Researchers have developed a novel method for getting pyramid-shaped nanoparticles to self-assembe into pinwheel lattices with chiral properties.

Dendrites can be prevented from travelling between electrodes in a solid-state lithium-metal battery by simply applying mechanical stress.

A new way to guide the self-assembly of a wide range of nanoscale structures, including parapets and aqueducts, uses simple polymers as starting materials.

flexible three-dimensional piezoelectric nanocomposite with integrated electrodes makes useful energy harvesting device

Researchers investigate commonplace polymers with an eye to the microplastics crisis

Using AI to design new complex metamaterials with useful properties

A new heat treatment can transform the microscopic structure of 3D-printed metals, making them less prone to the deformation process known as creep.

By burning away a scaffold of carbon nanotubes, engineers have been able to produce a forest of aligned boron nitride nanotubes.

Researchers have developed a new self-healing fiber-reinforced composite that allows structures such as aircraft wings to repair themselves in place.

metamaterial based on liquid-crystal elastomers can change its mechanical properties in response to light

novel conductive biomaterial composite based on pristine graphene and collagen is ideal for neural medical device applications

Researchers have shown that introducing intentional flaws to a metallic alloy can be used to make it stronger without affecting its flexibility.

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