Scientists Develop Self-Healing Material

[Material Repairs Itself Even After It's Cut In Half]

Electronics are, and have always been very delicate. No matter how strong of a housing you put around it, when the wires inside decide to break apart, there is not a lot you can do to stop them.

This leads to lots of headache as most electronics are quite hard to repair, while replacing parts can be quite expensive.

To provide a solution to this universal problem, researchers at the Pennsylvania State University have developed an electrical material that can automatically heal itself.

The Self-Healing properties of this material are strong enough to heal multiple injuries, as well as repair extensive damage, like being cut in half.

The fact that it can do all of this without any outside prompt or aid is what makes this such a milestone in terms of electrical construction.

To achieve this amazing feat, the researchers used Boron Nitride Nanosheets with Hydrogen Bonding. This combination makes the material not only self-healing, but sturdy as well.

Early indications imply that this material can be used not only in regular electronic devices, but also in wearables and clothes. This claims opens up a whole world of probable applications for this sort of technology.

The developments up until have been published for review, while further research continues to see what other properties and uses this futuristic material might display.

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Source: Penn State
Posted on : 06 Jun 2016 @ 18:02

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