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Negative linear compressibility

Giant response

Nature Materials volume 12, pages 182183 (2013) | Download Citation

Materials displaying negative linear compressibility are, at present, the exception rather than the rule. An unusually large and persistent example of this phenomenon in the molecular framework material zinc dicyanoaurate dramatically expands the range of mechanical responses conceivable in other materials.

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  1. Ruben Gatt, Roberto Caruana-Gauci and Joseph N. Grima are at the Metamaterials Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Msida MSD 2080, Malta

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