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5 October 2010

ACCIS researchers continue to generate groundbreaking research findings.

ACCIS researchers continue to generate groundbreaking research findings. In their article on mechanical–electromagnetic coupling of microwire polymer composites at microwave frequencies Dr Peng and Faxiang Qin (who passed his PhD viva this month), together with their co-workers, performed a detailed study on the mechanical–electromagnetic coupling of magnetic microwire polymer composites in the microwave range of frequencies where the stress tunable effect is clearly demonstrated in the permittivity spectra. This important result could pave the way for developing a new technique based on magnetic microwires for stress sensing and structural interrogation applications.

Dr Peng was also involved in work led by Dr Fabrizio Scarpa on Coupled thermomechanics of single-wall carbon nanotubes, where a theoretical model has been successfully developed to allow predicting in a compact form the overall elastic transverse properties of single wall nanotubes over a large temperature range.


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