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Harvard researchers advance self-healing rubber

Harvard researchers advance self-healing rubber

Cambridge, Massachusetts – Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal, the Harvard University school has reported.

In order to make a rubber self-healable, the team needed to make the bonds connecting the polymers reversible, so that the bonds could break and reform, explained a 14 Aug release.

“Previous research used reversible hydrogen bonds to connect polymers to form…

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