International Sugar Journal

Self-growing polymers repair and strengthen when mechanically stressed [Registered]

Living tissues, such as muscle, autonomously grow and remodel themselves to adapt to their surrounding mechanical environment through metabolic processes. By contrast, typical synthetic materials cannot grow and reconstruct their structures once formed. Now, researchers at the Hokkaido University, Japan have succeeded in developing self-growing materials that respond to mechanical stress by regenerating themselves like human muscle tissue.

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