Tired of scratched up cellphones?
A new American Chemical
Society (ACS) video explores materials that mimic the human skin’s ability to heal scratches and cuts.
The video takes viewers
on a tour of the lab of Nancy Sottos, Ph.D., who has published articles on the self-healing plastics. She is an engineering professor at the University of Illinois. Inspired by human skin, the plastics repair themselves by “bleeding” healing agents when they
are cut or scratched.
The video is available