By engineering the length scales, morphology, crystallography and chemistry of interfaces, nanocomposites can deliver mechanical properties that exceed what could be achieved from a single-phase material alone. The January, 2019 issue of MRS Bulletin highlights recent developments in mechanics of nanocomposites that are composed of a combination of metallic, polymer, biological, and ceramic materials and outline the challenges and opportunities for future research directions.
This webinar expanded on the Bulletin issue, and an interactive Q&A was held with each of the speakers following their talks.
Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposites
Markus Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Talk begins at 11:58
Interface Engineering: Multi-scale Interface Design in Solids
Jian Wang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Talk begins at 47:42
Interplay of Structure and Mechanics in Silk/Carbon Nanocomposites
David Kaplan, Tufts University
Talk begins at 1:13:07