Protective Materials for First Responders, Football Players, and Astronauts: Shear Thickening Fluids | AIChE

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Protective Materials for First Responders, Football Players, and Astronauts: Shear Thickening Fluids

Listen in on a discussion of the successful formation, unique properties and evolving development of commercial applications of shear thickening fluids (STFs). Learn how STFs are novel field-responsive materials that can be re-engineered to be useful nanocomposites. See how they are being used for enhanced ballistic and impact protection, puncture resistant medical gloves, and energy-absorbing materials for mitigating impacts and concussions. Take a look at their applications in systems for mitigating micro-meteoroid and orbital debris threats in space applications. In one hour, gain a better understanding of the versatility of STFs and a deeper appreciation of their future usefulness in our society. 

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  • What STFs are and how they function
  • How to integrate STFs into nanocomposites for enhanced ballistic and puncture resistance                      
  • Using STFs for impact protection and concussion mitigation
  • How STFs are being used to mitigate threats in space

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