A new study by researchers from Tel Aviv University ( TAU ) shows how defects induced in metamaterials – artificial materials with different properties compared to natural materials – produce different effects and consistencies.
A material’s structure influences its behavior and function, and how it would respond to stimulus. For example, paper is normally flat and floppy. However, its texture changes when it is crumpled, becoming stiff and round.
In order to get a controlled, desired response in texture and functionality from a material, one can exploit topological defects, which are essentially small errors in the material that influence the response.Now, by incorporating intentional […]
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