Self Healing Glass Discovered for Smartphones that Fixes its Own Cracks

Japanese researcher have developed a new glass that can heal itself from crack and breaks. Thus self healing glass is made up of polyester thioureas can heal breaks when pressed together by hand. It means now you don’t need to heat screen to melt material. Self Healing Glass Discovered for Smartphones that Fixes its Own Cracks.

This research is published in Science, ensured self healable glass that can potentially be used in phone screens and other fragile devices. It should be noted here that self healing rubber and plastics are already developed.

Self Healing Glass Discovered for Smartphones that Fixes its Own Cracks

The new glass is very robust and can be quickly prepared by compression at fractured areas. The self healing property of this glass was discovered accidentally by a graduate student Yu Yanagisawa, who was preparing the material as a glue.

The researcher wrote in a statement:

“High mechanical robustness and healing ability tend to be mutually exclusive. While some hard but healable materials have been developed, “in most cases, heating to high temperatures, on the order of 120°C or more, to reorganize their cross-linked networks, is necessary for the fractured portions to repair

The new glass is very robust and can be quickly prepared by compression at fractured areas. The self healing property of this glass was discovered accidentally by a graduate student Yu Yanagisawa, who was preparing the material as a glue.

He realized that when the polymer glass surface was cut the edges joined each other. He compressed in for 30 seconds at 21°C. Further experiment revealed that healed material regained its original strength after few hours.

“I hope the repairable glass becomes a new environment-friendly material that avoids the need to be thrown away if broken.”

Smartphone giants are already using self healing material in devices that can heal minor scratches over time.

Also Read: Repair your Galaxy Smartphone with Samsung Premium Care Service

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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