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Contact: August Cassens
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

3-D Microvascular Networks for Self-Healing Composites

Caption: (a) X-ray computed micro-tomographic image reconstructions of "herringbone" (top) and "parallel" (bottom) vascular networks; (b) Fluorescent images of resin (red) and hardener (green) healing agent distributions across a delamination surface showing increased mixing (orange-yellow) effectiveness of the interpenetrating herringbone design.

Credit: Jason Patrick

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