Polymer mimics human skin's flexibility, resilience, conductivity

11/12/2012 | ScienceMag.org

Chemical engineers have designed a polymer that has mechanical and electrical qualities like that of human skin and is able to restore itself after sustaining damage. "I think it will be very interesting if we can make the self-healing skin elastic because, while it's currently flexible, it's still not stretchable. That's definitely something we're moving towards for our next-generation self-healing skin," says lead researcher Zhenan Bao of Stanford University.

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