Self-healing and thermoreversible rubber from supramolecular assembly

@article{Cordier2008SelfhealingAT,
  title={Self-healing and thermoreversible rubber from supramolecular assembly},
  author={P Cordier and François Tournilhac and Corinne Soulie-́Ziakovic and Ludwik Leibler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={451},
  pages={977-980}
}
Rubbers exhibit enormous extensibility up to several hundred per cent, compared with a few per cent for ordinary solids, and have the ability to recover their original shape and dimensions on release of stress. Rubber elasticity is a property of macromolecules that are either covalently cross-linked or connected in a network by physical associations such as small glassy or crystalline domains, ionic aggregates or multiple hydrogen bonds. Covalent cross-links or strong physical associations… 
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