On this page:
Auxetics are materials that have a negative Poisson's ratio. When stretched, they become thicker perpendicular to the applied force. This occurs due to their hinge-like structures, which flex when stretched. Auxetic materials can be single molecules or a particular structure of macroscopic matter. Such materials are expected to have mechanical properties such as high energy absorption and fracture resistance. Auxetics may be useful in applications such as body armor, packing material, knee and elbow pads, robust shock absorbing material, and sponge mops.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Auxetics
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy, Cytology, Embryology, Physiology by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson
auxetics (öksëtTks) я. plu. [Gk. auxein, to increase.] A term appl. chemical agents which induce cell- division in leucocytes and other cells (cyt.). auximone (ök' slmön) я. [Gk. auxi- mos, promoting growth.] An accessory growth - stimulating or ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Auxetics
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Scrabble value of A1U1X8E1T1I1C3S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Share this page
Go to the wordplay of Auxetics for some fun with words!