In our last Nature Physics paper, we uncover a characteristic lengthscale that governs the mechanics of metamaterials and give new opportunities for their programmability!
In a new paper, we uncover a novel facet of the Leidenfrost effect, where water evaporation couples to elastic deformations. Hydrogel balls bounce persistently !
In our new paper published in JMPS, we develop a theory for wide beams made of nonlinear elastic materials!
We unveil static non-reciprocity using mechanical metamaterials! They can transmit static motion in one way and block it in the other! Click here for the paper.
We create aperiodic metamaterials with morphable textures and that can mechanically recognize and analyse patterns! Click here for the paper and see below for the explanatory videos!
We investigate mechanical metamaterials that exhibit auxetic and highly nonlinear properties! The paper can be found at this link.
By means of experiments on photo-elastic grains, we show how the Jamming transition affects the statics and the dynamics of vibrated dense granular media. Click here to download our paper.