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  • adj. Containing the property of counter-intuitively expanding when being stretched.

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  • adj. Pertaining to, or containing, auxesis; amplifying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to auxesis; amplifying; increasing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to growth by auxesis


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From Ancient Greek αὐξητικός (auxeticos, "growing, promoting growth, productive")


  • Patents have already been granted to the team led by Professor Elias Siores at Bolton University, where auxetic materials were pioneered by another group led by Dr Kim Alderson.

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  • Already noted for its pioneering auxetic bandages, which remarkably grow thicker when you stretch them, the local university has now invented a cloth which produces its own power.

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  • This video .mov format from Bolton University, UK, shows an auxetic foam in action.

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  • We would like to hear from individuals working in areas related or complementary to existing materials research at Exeter - such as nanoscale materials, structured meta-materials, photonic materials, auxetic materials, magnetic materials, additive layer manufacturing or graphene science.

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  • From the standpoint of applications Isotropic auxetic materials are more attractive, since negative Poisson's ratio is achieved for loadings applied along any direction.

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  • Modelling of auxetic networked polymers built from calix [4] arene building

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  • Deformation mechanisms leading to auxetic behaviour in the alpha-cristobalite and …

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  • However, unlike many other examples of auxetic materials the negative plastic Poisson's ratio is more rare and has a significant effect in promoting the plastic deformation capability and toughness of the composite.

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  • Examples of auxetic fused fibrous assemblies can be found among both natural and synthetic materials.

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  • Materials with a negative Poisson's ratio (auxetic) exhibit the unusual property of becoming wider when stretched and thinner when compressed.

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