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Iowa State, Ames Lab Researcher Developing Bio-based Polymers That Heal Cracks
January 6, 2011
Michael Kessler of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory is researching biorenewable polymers capable of healing themselves as they degrade and crack. The self-healing properties can increase material lifetimes and reduce maintenance. There are challenges, but Kessler thinks there's potential to develop new and effective materials.
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