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First step towards “programmable materials“

Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever.
The material of the future is not only able to damp vibrations completely; it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further.

Although the “programmable material” still only works in a one-dimensional model construction, it has already demonstrated it unusual capabilities: The research project entitled Phononic

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