- As the extension, so the twist
- Artificial internal structures blur the boundary between materials and machines
- Volume | Issue number
- 358 | 6366
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Short survey
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
Amsterdam University College (AUC)
- Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI)
Institute of Physics (IoP)
More than 350 years ago, Robert Hooke wrote, “As the extension, so the force,” when he appreciated how solids deform. This law of linear elasticity applies to all materials and as such constitutes the foundation of solid mechanics. On page 1072 of this issue, Frenzel et al. (1) created and investigated a metamaterial—artificially architected materials designed to exhibit on-demand effective properties surpassing that of their constituents—that turns Hooke's statement on its head. Extension (or compression) of this material also leads to its undergoing a twisting motion, a response closer to that of a machine.
- go to publisher's site
- Other links
- Link to publication in Scopus
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.