A Step Closer to Terminator T-1000: Polymer Material ‘Heals’ After Gunfire

Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Paul Martin


Remember Robert Patrick’s invincible T-1000 from Terminator: the Judgment Day and the magic polyalloy it was made of? NASA-supported scientists created a material capable of self-sealing after sustaining damage.

Two layers of a solid polymer are separated with a liquid which plays the key role in the recovery process. When the integrity of one of the layers is breached, the liquid immediately reacts with oxygen from the air and solidifies in a matter of seconds, thus bridging the gap.
The footage demonstrates the material’s self-recovery after a bullet pierces it.

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