A bit of a stretch... material that thickens as it's pulled

Body armour, biomedical devices and next generation sportswear could all benefit from the first synthetic auxetic material to be discovered that becomes thicker as it is stretched. Conventional materials such as rubber bands become thinner as they are stretched. So for the past 30 years researchers have been attempting to mimic the so-called auxetic properties […] The post First synthetic auxetic material could expand into body armour and sportswear appeared first on The Engineer.

Scientists create mind-boggling 'liquid crystal' that gets THICKER when stretched

The discovery by researchers at the University of Leeds marks a major breakthrough which has eluded material scientists for more than 30 years.

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

First synthetic auxetic material could expand into body armour and sportswear

Body armour, biomedical devices and next generation sportswear could all benefit from the first synthetic auxetic material to be discovered that becomes thicker as it is stretched. Conventional ...

Tue 4 Dec 18 from The Engineer

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