Monthly Archives: March 2022

Phase Change Material with Magnets and Rubber

A research team from the University of Massachusetts is creating a phase change material made of magnets and rubber. They specifically place the magnets for predictable properties. Embedding magnets within the elastic material and coding their poles with different colors allows the team to orient the magnets in different directions. This changes the response of the material so that it can both absorb and release energy. The magnets and rubber combination can not only drive high-power motion but Read more [...]