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Material Heal Thyself

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi have developed a polyurethane material that repairs its own scratches when exposed to ultra-violet light. The material incorporates molecules call...

May 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi have developed a polyurethane material that repairs its own scratches when exposed to ultra-violet light. The material incorporates molecules called oxetane-substituted chitosan precursors. When a scratch damages the molecule, reactive ends of the oxetane draw towards broken chitosan rods.


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