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In discussing the paper, corresponding author Dr. Stephen Rudykh of the University of Wisconsin emphasized the exciting, new directions of research motivated by this work.
“The design space for architected elastomers is very rich,” he said, “with additional mechanisms for magneto-mechanical interactions to be discovered and harnessed for applications.”
The Air Force Research Laboratory and University of Wisconsin team plan to build on these ideas to continue delivering reconfigurable forms for new functions.
The paper, co-authored by Artemii Goshkoderia, Vincent Chen, Jian Li, Abigail Juhl, Philip Buskohl and Stephan Rudykh, was published in the April 14, 2020, issue of PRL.