Variable Stiffness Fiber with Self-Healing Capability

A variable stiffness fiber made of silicone and low melting point alloys quickly becomes >700 times softer and >400 times more deformable when heated above 62 °C. It shows remarkable self-healing properties and can be clamped, knitted, and bonded, as shown in a foldable multi-purpose drone, a wearable cast for bone injuries, and a soft multi-directional actuator


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Advanced Materials, 28, 46, 10105
Year:
2016
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Weinheim, Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh
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