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‘Terminator’ polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours

‘Terminator’ polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Compared to human skin, this polymer moves very quickly -- and medical applications are just one possible area of interest for this amazing new material.
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And then there’s the possibilities for protective coatings. Inventors have long been in search of a self-healing protective coating, a top-sheet that could soak up small nicks and return to its prior state. Even the thick piece cut in the video healed with a barely perceptible “scar,” so there’s at least hope for a transparent coating that heals invisibly.


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self-healing, one component toward autonomous system

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Terminator-Polymer: Kunststoff heilt sich selbst

Terminator-Polymer: Kunststoff heilt sich selbst | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Es klingt wie Science-Fiction und ist auch nach einem Science-Fiction-Film benannt: Der Kunststoff Terminator-Polymer wird zerschnitten und wächst, wenn die beiden Kanten aufeinandergesetzt werden,
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Odriozola betonte, dass das Polymer aus handelsüblichen Materialien bestehe. Der Heilungsprozess finde zudem bei Zimmertemperatur statt und müsse nicht durch äußere Faktoren eingeleitet werden.


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