Nanoscale mechanism improves shock absorption

Birmingham CCOThe pressurised insertion of aqueous solutions into water-repellent nanoporous materials, such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks, could help to create high-performance energy-absorbing systems, an international research team believes.

Such systems would benefit soldiers, athletes and motorists by providing more efficient and reusable protection from shock and impact, explosion and vibration, according to researchers from the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford in the UK, together with Ghent University in Belgium.

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