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Scientists manufactures the world's toughest self-healing material

The days of cracking your phone's glass back are whining down. Scientists were able to make the toughest self-healing material that could fix cracks.
Scientists manufactures the world's toughest self-healing material
Is this going to be a thing of the past?

Is this the adamantium of phone protection

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kolkata, India may have discovered the perfect material for smartphone screens. It is a transparent material that is extremely durable and self-healing as well.

For years, the chase for the ultimate self-healing material has been intense. Some developments popped over the years like the magnetically healing swimming robots from the American Chemical Society researchers and the self-repairing and object sensing robot hand from the National University of Singapore.

The issues with these previous materials were that they were soft and opaque which is not suitable for rugged and screen applications. So the IISER and the Indian Institute of Technology decided to develop something that is tougher than the existing self-healing materials.

Using piezoelectric organic material, it is able to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy and vice versa. This, in turn, make needle-shaped crystals not more than 2 mm long or 0.2mm wide. These crystals join cracked pieces back together without needing any external stimulus.

However, even if these materials do exist, commercialized versions won't be hitting the market anytime soon.

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