Self-Healing, Fluid-Inspired Material

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34180
Published April 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Even tiny cracks can cause bridges to collapse, pipelines to rupture, and fuselages to detach from airplanes due to hard-to-detect corrosion in tiny cracks, scratches, and dents. A new coating strategy for metal self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped, or cracked. The novel material could prevent tiny defects from turning into localized corrosion, which can cause major structures to fail.