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 (ôg-zē′sĭs, ôk-sē′-)
Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.

[Greek auxēsis, growth, from auxanein, auxē-, to grow; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

aux·et′ic (ôg-zĕt′ĭk) adj.
aux·et′i·cal·ly adv.


something that promotes auxesis
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Adj.1.auxetic - of or relating to growth by auxesis
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Once again, the poor results from this investigation of PP2 indicate that either PP2 is unsuitable for processing via a thermal route to produce an auxetic polymer or that PP itself is unsuitable.
Since the chiral auxetic cellular solids are a foam, they are very flexible in volume change and are a good candidate for energy absorption and enhanced protection applications, such as cushioning for helmets, packing materials and sports or military protective armor, the researchers say.
mainly on aerodynamic behaviors rather than its auxetic properties.
The UA Architech is a 360-degree performance training shoe that features a functional 3D printed midsole and 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper design that creates a 'super-hybrid' trainer.
Moreover, higher Poisson's ratios of insulate coating increase the maximum values of the equivalent stress in each phase and, in the particular case in which the insulated coating is composed of auxetic material with negative Poisson's ratio, the maximum equivalent stress significantly reduces in each phase.
As the cell topology and constitutive materials are important data, VIPER will consider the combination of different materialsand structural arrangements, in which viscoelastic, poroelastic, auxetic materials will play a major role.
He includes the latest developmentsufunctionally graded materials, auxetic materials, shape-memory alloys and smart materials, futuristic plastics, biodegradable composites, and biomimetics, inter alia.
25) Failure of classical elasticity in auxetic foams.
This means that auxetic materials act as excellent shock absorbers or sponges, a fact that is being explored for various uses.
US Patent 8,277,719 (October 2, 2012), "Process for the Preparation of Auxetic Foams," Andrew Alderson, Kim Lesley Alderson, Philip John Davies, and Gillian Mary Smart (Auxetic Technologies Ltd.