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Chemistry and composites

ACCIS research on lightweight structures and self-healing materials has featured in the October 2011 edition of Chemistry World.  The article, written by Hayley Birch discussed research led by Prof. Paul Weaver on the use of carbon fibre reinforced polymers in the manufacture of aircraft, which offers benefits including weight saving, strength and consequently lower ongoing costs due to lower fuel burn.  Future research into self-healing smart structures was also introduced as an up and coming research area that aims to address the complex issue of the repair of composites. 

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