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Repeated Self-Healing Now Possible in Composite Materials

A small, internal crack can quickly develop into irreversible damage from delamination – this remains one of the most significant factors limiting more widespread use of composite materials.
Internal damage in fiber-reinforced composites, materials used in structures of modern airplanes and automobiles, is difficult to detect and nearly impossible to repair by conventional methods. A small, internal crack can quickly develop into irreversible damage from delamination, a process in which the

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