Polymer could create Self healing-aircrafts?

“Materials researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Kyushu University have developed a polymer that can heal itself over and over again when exposed to ultraviolet light.

The substance could potentially be used to create products that repair themselves when damaged, including self-healing medical implants or parts for vehicles such as aircraft.

When the polymer is cracked it can swiftly be prepared without the need for heat or glues by simply pressing both sides of the material together and applying UV light.”

Full Article here at Wired.co.uk

 

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