Review summarises current state of self-healing polymer nanocomposites
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.