engineering careers  Nanomotors could allow for self-healing electronic systems
engineering careers  Nanomotors could allow for self-healing electronic systems

A team from the American Chemical Society have developed self-propelled gold and platinum nanomotors which can locate and repair miniscule scratches, thus allowing electronic systems to repair themselves.

The nanomotors are powered by hydrogen peroxide, and work by lodging themselves within scratches and recompleting the circuit which had been broken. Jinxing Li, from the project team, said: “Traditional electronics can be fixed with soldering, but repairing advanced electronics on a nanoscale requires innovation.”

 

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