Latest Self-healing material Stories
Taking inspiration from the way in which blood clots can help repair wounds, engineers from the University of Illinois have developed a new regenerating plastic capable of regrowing material to fill in cracks and holes.
Internal damage in fiber-reinforced composites, materials used in structures of modern airplanes and automobiles, is difficult to detect and nearly impossible to repair by conventional methods.
Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage.
Look out, super glue and paint thinner. Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products.
Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it.
University of California, San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds in seconds, as easily as Velcro, and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching.
When one tiny circuit within an integrated chip cracks or fails, the whole chip – or even the whole device – is a loss.
Researchers have found a way to pump self-healing fluids around a material similar to an animal's blood circulation.
A Pitt and Carnegie Mellon team developed a new model of how self-repairing materials function and show that materials with a certain number of easily breakable bonds can absorb more stress, a natural trick found in the resilient abalone shell.
Michael Kessler has worked with polymers that repair themselves when they crack.
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