Making the invisible visible: Color-changing indicators highlight microscopic damage

January 14, 2016

The early warning system would be particularly useful in applications like petroleum pipelines, air and space transport, and automobiles -- applications where one part's failure could have costly ramifications that are difficult to repair. Led by U. of I. materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos and aerospace engineering professor Scott White, the researchers published their work in the journal Advanced Materials.

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