Autonomic healing of carbon fiber/epoxy interfaces.

  title={Autonomic healing of carbon fiber/epoxy interfaces.},
  author={Amanda R. Jones and Alicia Cintora and Scott R. White and Nancy R. Sottos},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  volume={6 9},
A maximum of 91% recovery of interfacial shear strength (IFSS) is achieved for carbon fiber/epoxy interfaces functionalized with capsules containing reactive epoxy resin and ethyl phenyl acetate (EPA). We find a binder is necessary to improve the retention of capsules on the carbon fiber surface. Two different methods for applying the binder to the carbon fiber surface are investigated. Healing efficiency is assessed by recovery of IFSS of a single functionalized fiber embedded in a… CONTINUE READING