Self-healing materials systems: Overview of major approaches and recent developed technologies

Brahim Aissa, D. Therriault, E. Haddad, W. Jamroz

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Abstract

The development of self-healing materials is now being considered for real engineering applications. Over the past few decades, there has been a huge interest in materials that can self-heal, as this property can increase materials lifetime, reduce replacement costs, and improve product safety. Self-healing systems can be made from a variety of polymers and metallic materials. This paper reviews the main technologies currently being developed, particularly on the thermosetting composite polymeric systems. An overview of various self-healing concepts over the past decade is then presented. Finally, a perspective on future self-healing approaches using this biomimetic technique is offered. The intention is to stimulate debate and reinforce the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in this exciting field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number854203
JournalAdvances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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