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Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Restoration of Conductivity

Caption: This shows self-healing electronics. Microcapsules full of liquid metal sit atop a gold circuit. (Top) When the circuit is broken, the microcapsules rupture (center), filling in the crack and restoring the circuit (bottom).

Credit: Scott R. White

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