Friday, January 24, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Strange new material thickens when stretched


Posted on Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 | Comment icon 3 comments

Auxetic materials have numerous benefits. Image Credit: Devesh Mistry / University of Leeds
Scientists have developed a new type of synthetic material with some rather unique stretching properties.
The new material represents something of a scientific breakthrough because this is the first time that a synthetic 'auxetic' material has been created without the need for complex engineering processes.

Auxetic materials, which become thicker when stretched, can be found in several places in nature such as in the skin of a cat, the protective layer of mussel shells and in human tendons.

Scientists have spent decades actively researching auxetic materials because of their potential benefits in the fields of engineering, medicine and architecture.
They can even be used to create ultra-durable body armor.

"This is a really exciting discovery, which will have significant benefits in the future for the development of products with a wide range of applications," said lead author Dr Devesh Mistry.

"This new synthetic material is inherently auxetic on the molecular level and is therefore much simpler to fabricate and avoids the problems usually found with engineered products."

"But more research is needed to understand exactly how they can be used."

Source: Phys.org | Comments (3)

Tags: Material, Stretch

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by sci-nerd on 4 December, 2018, 20:46
Though it's not complex engineering, it is simple mechanics at its core. I think the eureka is about producing it, rather than how it works.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog on 5 December, 2018, 1:37
Cool stuff ! Would want to see it working !
Comment icon #3 Posted by AllPossible on 5 December, 2018, 3:16
So my Penis is a science project?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6642386
277299
183433

 
Volcanic eruption turned victims' brains to glass
1-23-2020
This dire fate awaited the residents of Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79.
'Bigfoot' shows up on Sherman Pass webcam
1-23-2020
A mysterious figure was recently captured on camera by Washington state's Department of Transportation.
Strange black smoke ring filmed over Pakistan
1-23-2020
This giant ring, which was spotted drifting up into the sky, has been the topic of some heated debate this week.
New facility to produce oxygen from Moon dust
1-22-2020
A new technique could help make it possible for humans to live on the lunar surface in the not-too-distant future.
Stories & Experiences
Dog and Jamaican statue
1-10-2020 | Canada
 
 
Life changing experience
12-19-2019 | Australia
 
Unexplained smoke or fog
12-19-2019 | West Texas, USA
 
He came in the night
12-19-2019 | CA
 
My reptilian encounter
11-24-2019 | Ireland and Australia
 
The day I found out I am immortal
11-24-2019 | Hialeah
 
Recent activity in my home
11-24-2019 | Kansas City, MO USA
 
The houndsman
10-26-2019 | Michigan, USA
 
Birthday balloon
10-26-2019 | Usa
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ