4704CC96-6A4C-4FD5-A270-0BC2F86219A5 Created with sketchtool. Bendable crystals tie current thinking in knots


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Bendable crystals tie current thinking in knots

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  Last updated September 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Crystals are usually thought of as being brittle and breaking easily. However Queensland researchers have developed a way of constructing crystals that can be bent and spring back time after time. In fact, the fishing line-thick threads are so flexible they can even be tied into a knot! Flexible crystals like these could lead to new materials being developed for numerous applications, from components of planes and spacecraft to parts of electronic devices. Read more at QUT News.

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