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On the origin of auxetic behaviour in the silicate α-cristobalite

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Abstract

The experimentally observed negative Poisson's ratios in the silicate α-cristobalite are explained through a two-dimensional ‘rotation of rigid units’ model involving ‘rotating rectangles’ hence providing a new insight into the way nature can achieve this unusual property.

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Submitted
10 Jun 2005
Accepted
20 Jul 2005
First published
10 Aug 2005

J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 4003-4005
Article type
Communication

On the origin of auxetic behaviour in the silicate α-cristobalite

J. N. Grima, R. Gatt, A. Alderson and K. E. Evans, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 4003
DOI: 10.1039/B508098C

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