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eahlberg@illinois.edu
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regenerating Plastic

Caption: This is a time-lapse sequence of a damaged sample going through the regeneration process. The restorative material is delivered through two fluid streams (dyed red and blue). The liquid immediately gels and later hardens, resulting in recovery of the entire damaged region.

Credit: Scott R. White

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