Self-Healing Polymers and Composites

  title={Self-Healing Polymers and Composites},
  author={Ben Blaiszik and Sharlotte L. B. Kramer and Solar C. Olugebefola and Jeffrey S. Moore and Nancy R. Sottos and Scott R. White},
Self-healing polymers and fiber-reinforced polymer composites possess the ability to heal in response to damage wherever and whenever it occurs in the material. This phenomenal material behavior is inspired by biological systems in which self-healing is commonplace. To date, self-healing has been demonstrated by three conceptual approaches: capsule-based healing systems, vascular healing systems, and intrinsic healing polymers. Self-healing can be autonomic—automatic without human intervention… CONTINUE READING