Combining a ductile metal matrix with brittle ceramic additions leads to new composite materials with superior mechanical properties, which appears to be ideal for structural and crash-absorption applications.
Electro-optical materials can be efficiently poled with a static field generated by pyroelectric crystals, report A.K.-Y. Jen and coworkers.
Offshore wind turbines are exposed to high dynamic loads in a high corrosive environment. A new overview describes the occurring loads and the fatigue resistances of typical offshore support structures.
Researchers at the Wooley Laboratory have used polymers to mimic the characteristics and actions of biological nanoparticles and structures.
Multifunctional polyurethanes are prepared by the thiolene reaction to L-arabinitol-based PUs with multiple pendant O-allyl groups.