Today, it is the top smartphone buyers may be upset at the thought of plastic cases, but in the future may again become plastic in fashion, albeit with a much more interesting properties than that with which we are familiar today.
It is a new class of materials called hybrid polymer has been developed by researchers at Northwestern University, and he can open the door to a wide range of new practical applications.
Researchers can create materials with unique properties, ranging from self-healing and regeneration to the various kinds of deformation.
Therefore, combining different molecules, scientists can adjust the properties of the material, furthermore, the ratio change of one property to the other.
Potential applications are enormous, and include intelligent patches, and even artificial muscles. For gadgets, technology can also be the basis for self-repair, and even self-assembling materials.
The polymer can act like our skin, heals cuts and scratches automatically, also offering a strong protective surface.
Of course, all this is expensive at the initial stage and still have a lot of research, but it is very promising breakthrough.