NTU scientists find way to bend ceramic
Ceramic is famously strong, yet brittle. No one can bend a ceramic bowl like one might a metal spoon or a disposable plastic cup - it would simply crack.
But Singaporean researchers are challenging this notion, and seeing surprising results.
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University's Temasek Laboratories, which specialises in defence science research, have found a way to make ceramic flexible.
This could pave the way for strong yet pliable ceramic for use in body or even vehicular armour.