Advanced Materials

Grippy not sticky

06.12.2018 tribonet 145 Views

Stanford engineers debut an incredibly adhesive material that doesn’t get stuck . A material inspired by the unique physics of geckos’ fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure. A promising new adhesive material was born out of a scrap. David Christensen, a mechanical engineering graduate student at Stanford, was trimming […]

Advanced Materials

3D print colloidal crystals

12.11.2018 tribonet 209 Views

MIT engineers have united the principles of self-assembly and 3-D printing using a new technique, which they highlight today in the journal Advanced Materials. By their direct-write colloidal assembly process, the researchers can build centimeter-high crystals, […]

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Advanced Materials

Developing a new kind of Metallic Glass

01.11.2018 tribonet 170 Views

Yale researchers have discovered a method for creating a new kind of metallic glass, a class of materials made from complex alloys. By shrinking samples of metallic glass to nanoscale size, Yale researchers have discovered […]

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Advanced Materials

Study reveals clue to Glass Mystery

18.10.2018 tribonet 171 Views

Addressing a centuries-old question, researchers have uncovered a key element to how glasses transition into very resilient states. This breakthrough could allow for more reliable ways to use glasses — metallic glasses in particular — […]

Life Like Object
Advanced Materials

Programmable surface

04.10.2018 tribonet 103 Views

Living organisms expand and contract soft tissues to achieve complex, 3-D movements and functions, but replicating those movements with man-made materials has proven challenging. A University of Texas at Arlington researcher recently published groundbreaking research […]