One individual fibre is as thin as a human hair and weighs less than a fruit fly, yet is very strong: it can lift a weight of 30 grams without tearing.
Researchers have designed a novel, dynamic, reprogrammable material with a polymer structure that can change from hard to soft and back again — triggered by nothing more than green LED light.
The Westlab digital melting point apparatus has been designed to offer hassle-free operation and fast results. It is used effectively in a wide range of industries to measure the melting points of different materials.
The Attension Theta Flex, from Biolin Scientific, is an all-in-one fully automated contact angle meter designed to support high-end imaging for even the most demanding industrial and research applications.
Intertek, a multinational testing company, recently adopted crusher technology that it helped to develop, following a project with testing equipment supplier Orbis and AXT.
US scientists have developed a highly reversible, water-soluble material based on phenazine, an organic molecule used in dyes and antibiotics.
The Attension Sigma 700/701 is a fully automated force tensiometer used to study material properties such as wettability, adsorption, adhesion and more.
The Attension Theta is a versatile optical tensiometer or contact angle meter used to characterise surfaces and interfaces between gas, liquid and solid phases.
Researchers from the University of Wollongong have demonstrated that a coating of a single-atom thickness can protect metals from corrosion.
Scientists from the University of Michigan have discovered how to compose a metamaterial that can be easily manipulated to increase the stiffness of its surface by orders of magnitude — the difference between rubber and steel.
Australian, Austrian and Japanese scientists have found a way to harness the potential of designer crystals known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) — said to be the most porous materials on the planet.
ANU scientists have developed a water-repelling coating that could one day be used to waterproof mobile phones, prevent ice from forming on aeroplanes and protect boat hulls from corroding.
Testometric specialises in materials testing machines and quality control equipment. Its products have a fully integrated digital control system for precise controllability. They have high-resolution force transducers with better than 0.5% accuracy and down to 1/1000th of capacity, plus they can withstand 800% overload without damage.
Australian scientists have developed a material based on graphene that has the heat resistance of some metals but is much lighter.
Scientists have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. The material can assemble itself into an extremely thin sheet that can withstand being submerged in a variety of liquids and can even repair itself after damage.