Smart Bead Could Fix Aging Pipelines

A small, new material can detect and repair corrosion in metal pipes. The “smart corrosion beads” are about half the thickness of a human hair.

A small, new material can detect and repair corrosion in metal pipes. The “smart corrosion beads” are about half the thickness of a human hair. They are able to detect corrosion on metal before it is visible. Once the corrosion is found, the beads release a special chemical that repairs the metal by essentially filling in the cracks created by the corrosion. Think of the applications!

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