A Smartphone That Heals Itself

A Smartphone That Heals Itself
Innovation

Researchers have developed a "repair-and-go" approach to fixing small-surface cracks on digital devices using nanoparticles.

Emma Hutchings
  • 29 february 2012

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Massachusetts have proposed a “repair-and-go” approach for fixing cracks on digital devices such as cell phones. This interesting development in technology uses microcapsules filled with a solution of nanoparticles that repair damaged surfaces and could extend the lifetime of a device.

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