dilatant

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dilatant

(dī-lā′tănt) [L. dilatare, to enlarge]
Anything that causes dilation.
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The uniform might be made out of fabric treated with another technology featured dining the conference, shear thickening fluid. Unofficially referred to by some as liquid body armor, STF is made of equal parts polyethylene glycol--an inert, non-toxic thickening agent used in a variety of common products, including ice cream--and miniscule glass particles, said Eric Wetzel, who heads the STF project team in the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate of the U.S.
Eric Wetzel, a mechanical engineer who heads the project team for the Army lab, said a "shear thickening fluid" containing concentrated colloidal dispersions exhibiting rheological and microstructural properties is a key component of the liquid armor.
The uniform might be made out of fabric treated with another technology featured in the conference's exhibit hall, shear thickening fluid. Unofficially referred to by some as "liquid body armor," STF is made of equal parts polyethylene glycol--an inert, non-toxic thickening agent used in a variety of common products, like some ice creams--and miniscule glass particles, said Eric Wetzel, who heads the STF project team in the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate of the U.S.