Sunday, 11 May 2014

Regenerating plastic is better on the "hole"

Dropping your mobile phone can ruin your whole day as you look down at the spiderweb of cracks surrounding a small hole in the once-pristine plastic case. Now imagine watching as those cracks and that hole seal up by themselves, leaving behind a completely healed case. That may sound like science fiction, but it may not be for long with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois having developed a new system that doesn't just repair minor cracks in plastic, but regenerates to heal large holes... Continue Reading Regenerating plastic is better on the "hole"

Section: Science

Tags: Engineering, Materials, Plastic, Plastics, Polymer, Repair, Self-healing, University of Illinois

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