- Self-healing material could plug holes in space ships
- Developed by a team from the University of Michigan and NASA, the material is made up of thiol-ene-trialkylborane liquid resin, sandwiched between two polymer panels.
- Freaky 'Terminator'-Style Material May Lead To Safer Space Travel
- The liquid -- a resin known by the tongue-twisting name "thiol-ene trialkylborane" -- hardens instantly when exposed to oxygen. This isn't the first "self-healing" plastic, New Scientist reported.
- Self-healing material could patch up damaged spacecraft in under a second
- This new material is composed of a type of liquid resin called thiol-ene-trialkylborane. It's sandwiched between two polymer panels to form an airtight seal. The resin remains liquid as long as that seal remains unbroken.
- Etats-Unis : des chimistes développent un matériau capable de se reboucher tout seul
- Les chercheurs ont plus précisément jeté leur dévolu sur le trialkylborane. "Au contact de notre atmosphère, ce matériau passe en quelques secondes de l'état liquide à l'état solide", explique l'un des chercheurs, Scott Zavada.
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