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Adv Mater. 2013 Dec 10;25(46):6709-13. doi: 10.1002/adma.201303175. Epub 2013 Oct 7.

Soft machines that are resistant to puncture and that self seal.

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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, USA.

Abstract

A soft machine composed of a composite of elastomer and fibers resists puncture from sharp objects, and continues to operate even if punctured.

KEYWORDS:

Actuator; Composite; Elastomer; Fiber; Soft

PMID:
24123311
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201303175

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