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Schematic representation of Poisson’s ratio. (Left) Conformation of conventional material (Poisson’s ratio, >0). (Right) Conformation of NPR material (Poisson’s ratio,

Study opens a new route to achieving mechanical metamaterials

Mechanical metamaterials exhibit unusual properties, such as negative Poisson’s ratio, which are difficult to achieve in conventional materials. Rational design of mechanical metamaterials at...
Scanning Electron Microscopy image of a MOF glass. Credit: Shane Telfer, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand

Bringing MOFs into the industrial light

In a collaboration of International group, scientists at Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, have made a major breakthrough that could change the ways gases, liquids...
'Nano-Kebab' Fabric Material Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents

‘Nano-Kebab’ Fabric Material Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents

Scientists from the North Carolina State University have created a new fabric material. It consists nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare...
Self-shading windows can switch from transparent to blur

Self-shading windows can switch from transparent to blur

MIT scientists have developed a new method making windows that can switch from transparent to dark. They have developed a Self-shading windows. This new system process...

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