Scientists say that this squid substance can withstand the equivalent of an elephant standing on it. After that, it returns to its original shape.
The soft and strong material looks and feels like jelly, but despite being 80% water, it is hard and acts like shatterproof glass when compressed.
According to experts, hydrogels can be used in soft robotics and bioelectronics to replace damaged cartilage.
Whether the material is soft, hard, brittle, or strong depends on how the molecule is structured.
Next, we used this material as a pressure sensor to enable real-time monitoring of movements such as standing, walking, and jumping. Professor Oren Sherman said: “If the water content is 80%, I think it will burst like a water balloon, but that’s not the case.
“It remains intact and withstands enormous compressive forces. The properties of hydrogels seem to be in opposition to each other.
“We have rethought traditional polymer physics and created a new class of materials.”
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