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Title: Mechanomaterials: a rational deployment of forces and geometries in programming functional materials
Authors: Cai, Pingqiang
Wang, Changxian
Gao, Huajian
Chen, Xiaodong
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Cai, P., Wang, C., Gao, H. & Chen, X. (2021). Mechanomaterials: a rational deployment of forces and geometries in programming functional materials. Advanced Materials, 33(46), 2007977-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202007977
Project: A18A1b0045
NRF-NRFI2017-07
MOE2017-T2-2-107
Journal: Advanced Materials
Abstract: The knowledge of mechanics of materials has been extensively implemented in developing functional materials, giving rise to recent advances in soft actuators, flexible electronics, mechanical metamaterials, tunable mechanochromics, regenerative mechanomedicine, etc. While conventional mechanics of materials offers passive access to mechanical properties of materials in existing forms, a paradigm shift is emerging toward proactive programming of materials' functionality by leveraging the force-geometry-property relationships. Here, such a rising field is coined as "mechanomaterials". To profile the concept, the design principles in this field at four scales is first outlined, namely the atomic scale, the molecular scale, the manipulation of nanoscale materials, and the microscale design of structural materials. A variety of techniques have been recruited to deliver the multiscale programming of functional mechanomaterials, such as strain engineering, capillary assembly, topological interlocking, kirigami, origami, to name a few. Engineering optical and biological functionalities have also been achieved by implementing the fundamentals of mechanochemistry and mechanobiology. Nonetheless, the field of mechanomaterials is still in its infancy, with many open challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed. The authors hope this review can serve as a modest spur to attract more researchers to further advance this field.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/156390
ISSN: 0935-9648
DOI: 10.1002/adma.202007977
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cai, P., Wang, C., Gao, H. & Chen, X. (2021). Mechanomaterials: a rational deployment of forces and geometries in programming functional materials. Advanced Materials, 33(46), 2007977-, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202007977. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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