In recent times, one of the most common problems faced by all smartphone users that the scratches and cracks on the screen. The screens are prone to scratch and smartphone in spite of having gorilla glass, dragon tail, etc. newer technologies. Dropping your smartphone and cracking the screen can completely ruin your day. However, the recent invention of the scientists will certainly make the smartphone users happy.
The Chemists of University of California at Riverside and the University of Colorado has invented a material that is transparent, conductive, and highly stretchable and the most importantly, and it’s self – healing. The researchers made several tests on this material. They even tore it apart, but the material can self-heal and stitch by itself in less than 24 hours of time.
The material is made of stretchable polymer and an ionic salt, and it can stretch itself 50 times of its size. The material is strengthened by the two type of bond called an ion – dipole interaction. It is basically a force between charged ions and polar molecules. So, when the material breaks or scratched, the molecule and ions are attacks to each other to heal the part again. This is the first time scientists created this type of self-healing material that can conduct electricity. What they made is especially useful for all mobile phone screens and batteries.
“Creating a material with all these properties has been a puzzle for years,” researcher Chao Wang said in a statement.
In the past, some back parts of LG phones like “G Flex” were made of a material that can heal the scratches. But that material can’t conduct electricity; thus those can’t be used on mobile screens. Most phone screens have a grid of electrodes underneath the screen, and when the user touches the screen, they complete a circuit and tell the phone what to do.
Mr. Wang gave information that it’s a too far way when we can successfully use and experience the material in real life. It’s in development stage now. He predicts that by 2020, this magical material can be used for smartphone screens and batteries.
Now, with the development of technology and sciences, we are looking forward to getting our hand on such unbreakable mobiles in the near future.