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Navy chemists developed and patented transparent armor | NavyTimes
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Navy chemists developed and patented transparent armor | NavyTimes

Naval research chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed an armor which is transparent, lightweigt and enables damaged armor to be repaired immediately while in the field, said the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Public Affairs.

“Heating the material above the softening point, around 100 degrees Celsius, melts the small crystallites, enabling the fracture surfaces to meld together and reform via diffusion,” said Dr. Mike Roland, senior scientist, NRL Soft Matter Physics.

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