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Nanoscribe Customers on the Cover of Science Magazine

December 2,2017

(T.Frenzel/KIT)

In ordinary continuum mechanics, squeezing an elastic object can cause it to deform in different manners, e.g. bulging, compressing or bending but not twisting. Now, as highlighted on the cover of Science Magazine, our customers created a metamaterial crystal that responds to compression with a twisting motion.

The scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté first calculated a metamaterial design consisting of struts and rings connected in a very specific manner. Then, they used Nanoscribe’s Photonic Professional GT to manufacture the metamaterial, which responded to compression by twisting itself, as predicted.

Read the full paper here: Three-dimensional mechanical metamaterials with a twist


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