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Capsules for self-healing electronic circuits

By Damir Beciri
19 September 2009

Capsules for self-healing electronic circuitsResearchers, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are also working on capsule additives designed to heal failures in lithium-ion battery electrodes, to prevent the short-circuiting that can sometimes cause a fire. Capsules filled with conductive nanotubes that rip open under mechanical stress could be placed on circuit boards in the areas that are important… »