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Tune shear-thickening fluid viscosity with acoustics

By Lisa McDonald / November 1, 2019

Dilatant fluids, commonly termed shear-thickening fluids, can complicate manufacturing by jamming pumping and mixing equipment. Cornell University researchers investigated softening dilatant fluids using ultrasonic waves to make them easier to handle.

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Video: Flexible speakers made possible thanks to graphene

By Stephanie Liverani / September 7, 2016

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report a simple way to fabricate thermo-acoustic speakers using ultra-thin graphene.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest (with video)

By Eileen De Guire / March 18, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest (with video)

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