Polymer Microvascular Network Composites

  title={Polymer Microvascular Network Composites},
  author={Solar C. Olugebefola and Alejandro M. Arag{\'o}n and Christopher J. Hansen and Andrew R. Hamilton and Brian D. Kozola and Willie Wu and Philippe H. Geubelle and Jennifer A. Lewis and Nancy R. Sottos and Scott R. White},
  journal={Journal of Composite Materials},
  pages={2587 - 2603}
Microvascular networks show promise for applications such as self-healing, self-cooling, and structural damage sensing. Fluid-filled micro-scale channels have been investigated extensively in the field of microfluidics, but three-dimensional networks in polymeric structural materials have been achieved only recently. The purpose of microvascular network integration is to provide a vehicle for the distribution and replenishment of active fluids throughout a matrix material enabling… 

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