Inspired by Nature
What are these Self-healing Electronics???
It is nothing but the ability to make the necessary adjustments to restore the electrical flow when there is a crack in the circuit without any human repair.
Why is it necessary?
Electronics have a 15% failure rate.
Usually the cost of repairing the device is higher than buying a new one.
Multi layer IC’s leave no scope for repair.
What are these basically??
These are nothing but small Micro sized capsules which contain Gallium-Indium which is a liquid metal.
These are highly conductive and has low melting point.
And the circuit is fixed!!! Simple 🙂
So what can be done is that a thin layer of these microcapsules can be printed or put on the surface of these circuits.
So that whenevr a crack is created in these circuits these microcapsules break open and the liquid metal in it flows into thecrack created and the electrical flow is restored 🙂
Hence these will be very useful to reduce the maintenance cost of all the electronic appliances. Increase its life span, and electric cars hav got a lot of scope in the cuming future so this will help a lot in itz maintenance, etc.