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

Phys.org - Tue 4 Dec 18

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker—at the molecular level—as it is stretched.

A bit of a stretch... material that thickens as it's pulled, ScienceDaily - Tue 4 Dec 18
A bit of a stretch... material that thickens as it's pulled, Eurekalert - Tue 4 Dec 18

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

Daily Mail - Tue 4 Dec 18

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

First synthetic auxetic material could expand into body armour and sportswear

The Engineer - Tue 4 Dec 18

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 ...