December 22, 2011

Self-Healing Electronics Could Work Longer

University of Illinois, University of Illinois

Univ. of Illinois

When one tiny circuit within an integrated chip cracks or fails, the whole chip – or even the whole device – is a loss. But what if it could fix itself, and fix itself so fast that the user never knew there was a problem?

A team of University of Illinois engineers has developed a self-healing system that restores electrical conductivity to a cracked circuit in less time than it takes to blink. Led by aerospace engineering professor Scott White and materials science and engineering professor Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Conductor, Self-healing Materials, Electronic Circuits