self healing

BioConcrete – Self Healing Concrete

BioConcrete – Self Healing Concrete

The BioConcrete Researchers from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands have developed concrete that can heal itself using special bacteria. Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world but is prone to cracks which means that it ...

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Cost-Effective Self-Healing Concrete

Cost-Effective Self-Healing Concrete

A team of scientists from the University of Rhode Island (URI) has recently published an article describing a self-healing concrete that would be inexpensive to produce. Such concrete could help reduce structure repair costs, lower cement-production carbon emissions, and even ...

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Self Repairing Polymers

Self Repairing Polymers

Researchers Biswajit Ghosh and Marek Urban at the University of Southern Mississippi are developing self-repairing polymers that will heal themselves upon exposure to sunlight. The new material is composed of scratch-resistant polyurethane, oxetane (OXE), and chitosan (CHI) – as the ...

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