The phone screen that can heal itself: Researchers reveal 'unbreakable' glass



Japanese researchers have unveiled a new type of glass that can heal itself from cracks and breaks.
The groundbreaking new material could lead to virtually unbreakable phone screens.
The breakthrough was discovered by accident by a Japanese graduate student who was trying to glue something.
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The new polymer glass is 'highly robust mechanically yet can readily be repaired by compression at fractured surfaces', the team wrote in the journal Science.
Holding the fractured pieces together for just 30 seconds at 21 degrees celcius was enough to form a merged sheet capable... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 55
Source: Daily Mail
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