In what could be termed as a marvelous invention, Scientists have successfully produced an aircraft wings which can repair its damaged wings on its own, using the self-healing technology. With the technology being a success on the aircraft wings, it is soon expected to be a common place in other devices such as mobile phone screens.
The research, which is going to be tabled at the Royal Society meeting in London, next week, may bring revolution with new form of technology which could produce a self-healing nail polish and a cure for cracked or damaged mobile phone displays. The technology has been developed by a team at the University of Briston.
The Leader of the team Prof. Duncas Wass, expected products using self-healing technology to hit the markets in the near future. His research team has specialized in modifying the carbon fibre composite materials configuration. Carbon is widely used in the manufacture of various devices ranging from aircraft wings to mobile screens.
The team developed a technology which adds tiny, hollow ‘microspheres’ on the carbon surface, which on breaking releases a chemical liquid healing agent. The chemical agent, reacts with a catalyst and triggers a rapid chemical reaction which hardens the damage, The independent reports.
Professor Wass said ” we have just drawn our inspiration from the Humans. Our Skin though it is as thick as the Rhinoceros’s, it bleeds. The bleeding stops after the wound has been acted up on by the essential enzymes. The same thing we want it to happen here. We have worked on a fix so that a device can repair on itself.”