A transparent & self-healing material

A team of scientists has developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles or used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots.The material has potential applications in a wide range of fields. It could give robots the ability to self-heal after mechanical failure, extend the lifetime of lithium ion batteries used in electronics and electric cars, and improve biosensors used in the medical field and environmental monitoring.Inspired by wound healing in nature, the idea for self-healing materials is to repair damage caused by wear, lower the cost of materials and devices, and extend their lifetime.