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Liquid shock absorbers

Remarkable liquid materials called colloids stiffen under impact. Researchers funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation have studied the effect of powerful impacts such as those produced by firearms or micrometeorites.

dateNov 08, 2017 in Materials Science
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A gel that does not break or dry out

Researchers have developed a highly robust gel that includes large amounts of ionic liquid. The research team was led by Professor MATSUYAMA Hideto and Assistant Professor KAMIO Eiji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science, ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Materials Science
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Chemists unlock the potential of fluoroalkenes

One of the strongest chemical bonds in organic chemistry is formed between carbon and fluorine, giving unique properties to chemical compounds featuring this group. Pharmaceutical researchers are very interested in carbon-fluorine ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Materials Science
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Wood goes high-tech

Wood could potentially replace petrol in chemistry and concrete in construction, according to studies conducted under the National Research Programme "Resource Wood." They show how precious chemical compounds can be extracted ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Materials Science
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