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Solids with Anomalous Properties

Auxetics and Related Systems

Evans, Ken, Lakes, Rod

Jointly published with Canopus Academic Publishing Ltd, Bristol, UK

2016, 296 p.

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  • First book to cover the full field of Auxetic materials
  • Edited by the world's top experts on the subject

This book covers all aspects of materials with negative Poisson’s ratio – auxetic materials - and includes some aspects of materials with negative thermal expansivity (NTE), negative refractive index (NRI) and negative stiffness (NS).

It will describe the state of the art in i) modelling of the fundamental mechanisms driving auxetic and other related anomalous behaviours, ii) the range of physical properties found in these materials and the techniques used to measure them, iii) the current and possible future applications for these materials and how these applications exploit their anomalous properties, iv) processing methods for the manufacture of such materials.

Featuring an author team headed by the pioneers of the field, and aimed at graduate engineers, materials scientists, chemists and physicists, the book will be of interest to those in academic or industrial research.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Canopus

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Materials - Optics & Lasers

Table of contents 

1. Introduction

Physical properties. Reversal of properties.

Bounds. What properties are reversible in principle.

Definitions and effects of negative Poisson’s ratio (NPR), negative thermal

expansion NTE), negative refractive index (NRI). Negative stiffness (NS)

Suggested applications and nice examples of materials

Rod Lakes

Ken Evans

2. Elasticity

Explanation of elasticity, anisotropy, fracture other physical relationships, and

experimental evidence for such

Rod Lakes

Ken Evans

3. Fundamentals of auxetics

Models for NPR and NTE (unit cell & heterogeneity), experimental evidence

Andrew Alderson

4. Naturally occurring materials

Theory and experiment

Ken Evans

Andy Alderson

5. NPR foam applications

Impact, point loading, vibration/acoustic damping, synclastic curvature

Rod Lakes

Fabrizio Scarpa

6. NPR fibres and solid polymers

Work on microporous solids and fibres, including modelling, applications, and

experimental evidence.

Kim Alderson

Ken Evans

7. Composites and honeycombs

Work on composites (laminate lay ups, and fibrous) modelling, manufacture,

applications, and evidence.

Kim Alderson

Andy Alderson

Fabrizio Scarpa

Graeme Milton

8. NPR Chemistry

Theoretical and synthetic work

Richard Walton

Joseph Grima

9. Negative Stiffness

Models, synthesis, examples

Rod Lakes

10. Negative Thermal Expansion

Models, synthesis, examples, experimental behaviour and applications

Chris W Smith

Rod Lakes

11. Negative Refractive Index materials

Models, synthesis, examples

To be confirmed

12. Summary and future

Self explanatory

Rod Lakes

Ken Evans

Fabrizio Scarpa

Chris Smith

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