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[Now until Friday, August 10] Exhibit on Self-Healing Materials (Even When Cut!) at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Tokyo

2018-7-2 (Mon) - 2018-8-10 (Fri)

Imagine if damage to your smart phone or car could be repaired simply by leaving it alone. It's not easy, but it's becoming possible.

In the past, there has been technology that can partially fix small dents through elasticity. This is called "physical self-healing." But, can a material repair a portion of itself that has been cut?

Specially Appointed Professor HARADA Akira of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, succeeded in creating a material that could repair itself even when cut using a nano-sized block-like structure. This is called "chemical self-healing."

Osaka University has set up an exhibit at the 2F Entrance of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on this "chemical self-healing" with materials that undergo self-healing even when cut. The exhibit runs until Friday, August 10, 2018.

At the exhibit, visitors can learn about the principles and mechanisms of the self-healing polymers that make chemical self-healing possible through panels and dioramas, and on Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 10, 2018, visitors can cut and reattach these polymers themselves in a hands-on session. We hope you come and join us!

For more details on this event, click here. (link in Japanese)

Dates and Times

Now until Friday, August 10, 2018 at 16:00

*The hands-on event will be held on Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:00 ~ 16:00.

Venue

2F Entrance, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Chiyoda, Tokyo)

Contact

Press Section, Public Relations Division, Department of Planning, Osaka University

Tel: 06-6879-7017

Email: houdou[at]office.osaka-u.ac.jp (Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.)

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