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Self-Healing Chips

December 29, 2011

Sounds cool!

US researchers have created a circuit that heals itself by releasing liquid metal which restores conductivity.

The research, published in the journal, Advanced Materials, could lead to longer-lasting gadgets as well as solving one of the big problems of interplanetary travel.

“It simplifies the system,” said chemistry professor Jeffrey Moore, a co-author of the paper. “Rather than having to build in redundancies or to build in a sensory diagnostics system, this material is designed to take care of the problem itself.”

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