Review summarises current state of self-healing polymer nanocomposites

During the last few years, different kinds of autonomic and non-autonomic self-healing materials have been prepared using diverse techniques for a number of applications.

Self-healing polymer nanocomposite materials - a review. Source: kentoh/Fotolia -

The incorporation of suitable functionalities into these materials facilitates a healing mechanism that is triggered by damage/rupture as well as various chemistries.

Focus on chemical structure-property relations

An article conducted by US researchers presents a detailed study of the self-healing properties of different kinds of polymer nanocomposites utilising a number of healing mechanisms, including the addition of several healing agents. It will also provide an overview of different chemistries employed in the preparation of self-healing polymer nanocomposites, along with their advantages and disadvantages.

The study is published in: Polymer, Vol. 69, 9 July 2015, pages 369-383.

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