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Scientists Discover New Type of Self-Healing Material

by Jeff Hopkins, on 4/2/19 9:00 AM

A new type of material, based on ethylene (used to make most plastics), exhibits both shape memory and self-healing. Unlike other self-healing materials, it requires no external stimulus, so it can heal even while submerged in water or acidic and alkali solutions.

Read the full article on Science Daily 

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