A novel concept of nanoparticle vibration damping [1, 2] shows the effect that molecule-level mechanism can have on the damping and that nanoparticles/fibres/tubes-reinforced materials can provide enhanced strength and vibration damping properties. It is particularly worth noting that carbon nanotubes and spider silk can act as a simple nanoscale spring. The mechanisms involved in such materials need to be understood and the relevance to damping identified.

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