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  • Making the invisible visible: Color-changing indicators highlight microscopic damage

    Illinois professor Nancy Sottos and postdoctoral researcher Wenle Li led a team that developed color-changing indicators to highlight microscopic cracks in structural materials.

    Illinois professor Nancy Sottos and postdoctoral researcher Wenle Li led a team that developed color-changing indicators to highlight microscopic cracks in structural materials.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Nancy Sottos, call 217-333-1041; email: n-sottos@illinois.edu. To reach Scott White, call 217-333-1077; email swhite@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Autonomous Indication of Mechanical Damage in Polymeric Coatings” is available online.