News tagged with colloids

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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Tiny joints for reconfigurable microstructures

Leiden physicists exploit self-assembly of small particles to someday create functional structures such as micro-robots from the bottom up. Now they took an important step forward by experimentally realizing joints on the ...

dateApr 28, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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