A Wolverine Inspired Material

Researchers create a self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable material that can be electrically activated and used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots.
The findings, which were published today in the journal Advanced Material, represent the first time scientists have created an ionic conductor, meaning materials that ions can flow through, that is transparent, mechanically stretchable, and self-healing.
The material has potential applications in a wide range of fields. It could give robots the ability to self-heal after mechanical failure; extend the lifetime of lithium ion batteries used in electronics and electric cars; and improve biosensors used in the medical field and environmental monitoring.

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BioConcrete: Self Healing Roads

Self Healing Concrete is a term that is used for cement-based materials that repair themselves after structure gets damaged due to some sort of deterioration mechanism.

Nowadays new technologies are spreading at a rapid pace. Many types of research are going on but “Self Healing Roads” will help a lot in order to change present condition of the world. New material is being developed which will sense about break points in their structure and repair without the need of human intervention.

Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the world, but at some point, no matter how it is mixed, it will crack and deteriorate. But as everything is getting smarter day by day humans made concrete even more workable than before.

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Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks

Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material created by an international team, however, can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times. This material could improve the durability of wearable electronics.

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The Market for Self-Healing Materials to Reach $2.7 Billion by 2020

Industry analyst firm n-tech Research today announced the release of a new report titled “Markets for Self-Healing Materials: 2015-2022.” According to the report self-healing materials (reversible polymers, inorganic capsule and vascular systems, biomaterials, relevant shape memory materials and other self-healing coatings) will grow to around $2.7 billion by 2020.

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What Do You Know About Self-Healing Plastics?

Despite all growth and development, the world is still suffering from issues like shattered iPhones, broken remotes, and cracked car bumpers. However, a simple solution to this was discovered by researchers working at the University of Illinois by creating a self-healing plastic that will become a practical reality sooner. There is no dearth of self-healing materials that have been into play from last so many centuries, but their usage and application were restricted till date. The team from Illinois claims that their product will be able to take care of cracks and fractures taking place even on the largest scales courtesy their biologically inspired vascular nature. The Chemistry professor here, Jeffery Moore, says, “ We have demonstrated repair of a nonliving, synthetic materials system in a way that is reminiscent of repair-by-regrowth as seen in some living systems.”

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