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Self-healing plastic: The material is quickly repaired underwater

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New types of plastics can heal rapidly in water, even in harsh conditions. It maintains strength after self-healing and may be useful in emergencies at sea.

Lili Chen Tsinghua University in China and her colleagues have developed this material. This is called the Rapid Underwater Self-healing Stiff Elastomer (RUSSE). Self-healing polymer It doesn’t work well underwater. “Room temperature self-healing polymers are generally less stable in water, have lower healing strength, and have a slower healing process,” Chen said.

RUSSE is made up of small chunks of a kind of soft polymer used in some paints connected in nanometer size …

Self-healing plastic: The material is quickly repaired underwater

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2293919-self-healing-plastic-repairs-itself-in-10-seconds-even-under-water/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home Self-healing plastic: The material is quickly repaired underwater

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