Le dernier papier de Shibo Zou, étudiant au doctorat, est publié dans Cell Reports Physical Science!
In it, Shibo shows how a fluid-mechanical instability can be used to microstructure fibres with a 3D printers, and how when printed with polycarbonate, these fibers can be embedded in a transparent impact-absorbing composite. Because the fibers loop and fuse onto themselves while printing, they require a lot of energy to break Check out a 1min39s video summary of this work below.
Catch the full paper here, it’s free ! (open access) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100240