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DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Self-Healing Polymer Close-Up

Caption: Left: An electron micrograph shows cracks left in a self-healing polymer coating due to swelling of its silicon electrode during charging. Right: Five hours later, the smaller cracks have healed.

Credit: C. Wang et al, Nature Chemistry

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