Shape-Shifting Material Can Repair Itself

Shape-Shifting Material Can Repair Itself
Technology

Researchers are working on a new material that is self-healing through light and heat

Leo Lutero
  • 19 july 2016

Break apart this little box, heat it up and watch it fix itself in a little over a minute. The Washington State University (WSU) School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has come up with a unique material that remembers its original shape and just with heat or light, returns to its form just like magic.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.