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A superelastic organic crystal

Nature volume 511, pages 300301 (17 July 2014) | Download Citation

Superelasticity — a form of elasticity that involves a phase transition — has been observed for the first time in a pure organic crystal. The material could find applications in microfluidics.

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  1. Tomiki Ikeda and Toru Ube are in the Research and Development Initiative, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan.

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