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Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough | KurzweilAI

Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough | KurzweilAI

A flexible adaptive material invented at Rice University combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties.

The material, called SAC (for self-adaptive composite), consists of sticky, micron-scale rubber balls that form a solid matrix. The researchers made SAC by mixing two polymers and a solvent that evaporates when heated, leaving a porous mass of gooey spheres.

Source: Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough | KurzweilAI