Double-Negative Mechanical Metamaterials Displaying Simultaneous Negative Stiffness and Negative Poisson's Ratio Properties

Adv Mater. 2016 Dec;28(46):10323-10332. doi: 10.1002/adma.201603959. Epub 2016 Oct 26.


A scalable mechanical metamaterial simultaneously displaying negative stiffness and negative Poisson's ratio responses is presented. Interlocking hexagonal subunit assemblies containing 3 alternative embedded negative stiffness (NS) element types display Poisson's ratio values of -1 and NS values over two orders of magnitude (-1.4 N mm-1 to -160 N mm-1 ), in good agreement with model predictions.

Keywords: auxetic; mechanical metamaterials; mechanical properties; negative Poisson's ratio; negative stiffness.