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Scientists create mind-boggling ‘liquid crystal’ that gets THICKER when stretched and could revolutionise body armour and medical equipment

Scientists create mind-boggling 'liquid crystal' that gets THICKER when stretched and could revolutionise body armour and medical equipment

Written by David

December 4, 2018

A logic-defying material has been created by scientists that thickens as it stretches. The liquid crystal has yet to be given a name by scientists and is the first synthetic material known to behave this way. It is hoped it will have wide range of uses, including in body armour, architecture and medical equipment. Scroll down for video The ‘auxetic’ stretching property, which is found in human tendons and cat skin, had only been recreated using conventional materials. This is the first synthetic example to be made (pictured) The ‘auxetic’ stretching property, which is found in human tendons and cat skin, had only been recreated using conventional materials. This is the first synthetic example to be made (pictured) The discovery by researchers at the University of Leeds marks a major breakthrough which has eluded material scientists for more than 30 years. The ‘auxetic’ stretching property, which is found in […]

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