Last updated November 30, 2017 at 10:17 am
Crystals are usually thought of as being brittle and breaking easily. However Queensland researchers have developed a way of constructing crystals that can be bent and spring back time after time. In fact, the fishing line-thick threads are so flexible they can even be tied into a knot! Flexible crystals like these could lead to new materials being developed for numerous applications, from components of planes and spacecraft to parts of electronic devices.
Read more at QUT News.