Self-Healing Stretchable Wires

From NC State University comes these self-healing, stretchable wires.

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This video shows self-healing and stretchable wires which are formed by embedding liquid metal alloy in microchannels composed of self-healing polymer. The stretchable wires can be completely severed with scissors and rapidly self-heal both mechanically and electrically.

This work was done in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at NC State University and appears in the journal Advanced Materials.

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