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Title: Materials and methods for autonomous restoration of electrical conductivity

Abstract

An autonomic conductivity restoration system includes a solid conductor and a plurality of particles. The particles include a conductive fluid, a plurality of conductive microparticles, and/or a conductive material forming agent. The solid conductor has a first end, a second end, and a first conductivity between the first and second ends. When a crack forms between the first and second ends of the conductor, the contents of at least a portion of the particles are released into the crack. The cracked conductor and the released contents of the particles form a restored conductor having a second conductivity, which may be at least 90% of the first conductivity.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1128680
Patent Number(s):
8,679,621
Application Number:
13/164,144
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Blaiszik, Benjamin J, Odom, Susan A, Caruso, Mary M, Jackson, Aaron C, Baginska, Marta B, Ritchey, Joshua A, Finke, Aaron D, White, Scott R, Moore, Jeffrey S, Sottos, Nancy R, Braun, Paul V, and Amine, Khalil. Materials and methods for autonomous restoration of electrical conductivity. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Blaiszik, Benjamin J, Odom, Susan A, Caruso, Mary M, Jackson, Aaron C, Baginska, Marta B, Ritchey, Joshua A, Finke, Aaron D, White, Scott R, Moore, Jeffrey S, Sottos, Nancy R, Braun, Paul V, & Amine, Khalil. Materials and methods for autonomous restoration of electrical conductivity. United States.
Blaiszik, Benjamin J, Odom, Susan A, Caruso, Mary M, Jackson, Aaron C, Baginska, Marta B, Ritchey, Joshua A, Finke, Aaron D, White, Scott R, Moore, Jeffrey S, Sottos, Nancy R, Braun, Paul V, and Amine, Khalil. Tue . "Materials and methods for autonomous restoration of electrical conductivity". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1128680.
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title = {Materials and methods for autonomous restoration of electrical conductivity},
author = {Blaiszik, Benjamin J and Odom, Susan A and Caruso, Mary M and Jackson, Aaron C and Baginska, Marta B and Ritchey, Joshua A and Finke, Aaron D and White, Scott R and Moore, Jeffrey S and Sottos, Nancy R and Braun, Paul V and Amine, Khalil},
abstractNote = {An autonomic conductivity restoration system includes a solid conductor and a plurality of particles. The particles include a conductive fluid, a plurality of conductive microparticles, and/or a conductive material forming agent. The solid conductor has a first end, a second end, and a first conductivity between the first and second ends. When a crack forms between the first and second ends of the conductor, the contents of at least a portion of the particles are released into the crack. The cracked conductor and the released contents of the particles form a restored conductor having a second conductivity, which may be at least 90% of the first conductivity.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {3}
}

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