A nose for auxetic materials

Materials World magazine
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26 May 2010

Materials that get wider in tension and thinner in compression are in a
league of their own. Yet application in advanced commercial products
has largely eluded auxetic materials. As the UK REACTICS programme
draws to a close, Rupal Mehta caught up with the researchers involved,
who want to take these smart structures out of the lab and into the
field, with potential use spanning aircraft to medicine.

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