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Indian scientists discover material that repairs itself

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Scientists have developed piezoelectric molecular crystals that repair their own mechanical damage without the need for any external intervention, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said. Piezoelectric crystals are a class of materials that generate electricity when it undergoes a mechanical impact. Devices that are used daily often break down due to mechanical damage, forcing users either to repair or replace them.