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On the cover of Advanced Materials

Monday, April 11, 2016

Foams: Morphing Metal and Elastomer Bicontinuous Foams for Reversible Stiffness, Shape Memory, and Self-Healing Soft Machines (Adv. Mater. 14/2016) (page 2653);  Ilse M. Van Meerbeek, Benjamin C. Mac Murray, Jae Woo Kim, Sanlin S. Robinson, Perry X. Zou, Meredith N. Silberstein and Robert F. Shepherd

Article first published online: 7 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201670092

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A metal–elastomer-foam composite that can be formed in three dimensions is presented by R. F. Shepherd and co-workers on page 2801. The composite varies dramatically in mechanical properties—from rubbery to stiff—enabling shape change. It also stores shape memory, self-heals, and welds into monolithic structures from smaller components.

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