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Published July 4, 2011 | Published
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Infinitely stiff composite via a rotation-stabilized negative-stiffness phase


We show that an elastic composite material having a component with sufficiently negative stiffness to produce positive-infinite composite stiffness can be stabilized by the gyroscopic forces produced by composite rotation.

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© 2011 American Institute of Physics. Received 13 May 2011; accepted 20 June 2011; published online 7 July 2011. We acknowledge support from NSF Grant DMR-0949254 and ARO/DARPA Grant 57492-EG-DRP.

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