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Nanophysics Oct 27, 2020

Tailoring nanocomposite interfaces with graphene to achieve high strength and toughness

The weak interfacial interaction between nanofillers and matrix nanocomposites during materials engineering have caused nanofiller reinforcing effects to be far below the theoretically predicted values. In a new report now ...

Nanomaterials Sep 24, 2020

White graphene exhibits high defect tolerance and elasticity

Because of their unique physical, chemical, electrical and optical properties, two-dimensional (2-D) materials have attracted tremendous attention in the past decades. After revealing the realistic strength and stretchability ...

Condensed Matter Sep 15, 2020

Predicting delayed instabilities in viscoelastic solids

It is presently challenging to determine the stability of viscoelastic structures since seemingly stable conformations may gradually creep (plastic deformation of a material under stress as a function of time) until their ...

Nanophysics Aug 14, 2020

Stabilizing monolayer nitrides with silicon

In a new report published in Science, Yi-Lun Hong and a group of research scientists in materials science, engineering, and advanced technology in China and the U.K. investigated two-dimensional (2-D) materials to discover ...

Nanomaterials Jul 29, 2020

3-D touchless interactive display detects finger humidity to change color

A novel three-dimensional (3-D) touchless interactive display can change color based on the distance of the user's finger from the screen by detecting subtle shifts in ambient relative humidity, according to a new study. ...

Analytical Chemistry Apr 29, 2020

Molecular engineering metal coordination interactions for strong, tough, fast-recovery hydrogels

Load bearing tissues such as muscles and cartilages typically show high elasticity, toughness and fast recovery rates. However, combining such mechanical properties in the lab to build synthetic biomaterials is fundamentally ...

Biotechnology Apr 02, 2020

Bioengineering biomimetic human small muscular pulmonary arteries

During the progression of pulmonary hypertension, structural and functional changes in the small muscular arteries play a significant role and contribute to the disease. Bioengineers aim to develop advanced, anatomically ...

Polymers Mar 09, 2020

Additive manufacturing of cellulose-based materials with continuous, multidirectional stiffness gradients

Functionally graded materials (FGM) allow diverse applications in multidisciplinary fields from biomedicine to architecture. However, their fabrication can be tedious relative to gradient continuity, interfacial bending and ...

Nanophysics Dec 30, 2019

New class of crosslinker-free nanofiber biomaterials from Hydra nematocyst proteins

Nematocysts are stinging organelles of cnidarians that have remarkable mechanical properties to undergo 50 percent volume changes during explosive exocytosis (process by which cells excrete waste and large molecules), while ...

General Physics Dec 09, 2019

Shape-programmable dielectric liquid crystal elastomer actuators

Materials scientists aim to use bioinspired soft robots to carry out advanced interactions between humans and robots, but the associated technology remains to be developed. For example, soft actuators must perform quickly ...

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