Polymer Damage Detector

New Polymer Additive Reveals Microscopic Damage

A new polymer additive will allow engineers to detect damage to steel long before a visual examination would reveal deterioration. The creators imbed tiny capsules of uv sensitive dye into a polymer, when the base material is damaged the capsules release the dye allowing engineers to detect microscopic damage. This will be especially helpful for systems where microscopic damage can quickly have massive ramifications.

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