Self-healing and illuminating material

HeliosA new stretchable material enables highly visible illumination at much lower operating voltages and is also resilient to damage due to its self-healing properties when used in light-emitting capacitor devices.

Its developers at the National University of Singapore, led by Assistant Professor Benjamin Tee, believe it could enable products such as flexible digital screens that self-heal when they crack or light-emitting robots that can locate survivors in dark and dangerous environments.

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