Contact: Denise Henry
University of Akron
Caption: Agar/PAM DN hydrogels show extraordinary mechanical and free-shapeable properties: (a) bending; (b) knotting; (c) compression; (d) (stretching); (e) hexagon; (f) teddy bear gel under compression; and (g) teddy bear gel after force release.
Credit: Qiang Chen and Chao Zhao
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