Super Stretchy Self -Healing Polymer Could be an Artificial Muscle

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Artificial Muscle

Scientists from Stanford University, US have developed a polymer that can stretch to about hundred times its length and even self-heal at room temperature. It can therefore be useful as an artificial muscle.

The super stretchy self -healing polymer is made up of rubber-like plastic known as an elastomer that expands and contracts when exposed to an electrical field. The material is different from electrically-responsive artificial polymers as these polymers become useless once they are cut or punctured. The new polymer on the other hand fuses back together on being punctured. The material could self-repair in a commercial walk-in freezer or even at temperatures as low as minus 20° C.

The super stretchy polymer is a 2.5 centimetre sheet of stuff and can be stretched out to a length of 2.5 metres. The study has been published in the journal, Nature Chemistry.

The most wonderful and precious element of universe is the human life which can only be guided by the right knowledge and right attitude. So, here is an ocean of knowledge, both in English and Hindi encompassing every detail and each facet of human life which ‘one must know’ in order to grow and attain the summits of success. A team of around 200 dedicated members is working ceaselessly to turn such a colossal dream into reality. We are confident that this portal will help bring change in people across the world.

Content creation, research, development and execution done in-house at Aatman Innovations.