Self-Healing Polymers: From Principles to Applications

Self-Healing Polymers: From Principles to Applications

Editor(s): Wolfgang H. Binder

Published Online: 24 JUN 2013 06:18AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527334391

Online ISBN: 9783527670185

DOI: 10.1002/9783527670185

About this Book

Self-healing is a well-known phenomenon in nature: a broken bone merges after some time and if skin is damaged, the wound will stop bleeding and heals again. This concept can be mimicked in order to create polymeric materials with the ability to regenerate after they have suffered degradation or wear. Already realized applications are used in aerospace engineering, and current research in this fascinating field shows how different self-healing mechanisms proven successful by nature can be adapted to produce even more versatile materials.

The book combines the knowledge of an international panel of experts in the field and provides the reader with chemical and physical concepts for self-healing polymers, including aspects of biomimetic processes of healing in nature.

It shows how to design self-healing polymers and explains the dynamics in these systems. Different self-healing concepts such as encapsulated systems and supramolecular systems are detailed. Chapters on analysis and friction detection in self-healing polymers and on applications round off the book.

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Design of Self-Healing Materials

  2. Part Two: Polymer Dynamics

    1. Chapter 4

      Structure and Dynamics of Polymer Chains (pages 113–137)

      Ana Rita Brás, Wim Pyckhout-Hintzen, Andreas Wischnewski and Dieter Richter

    2. Chapter 9

      Chemistry of Crosslinking Processes for Self-Healing Polymers (pages 215–246)

      Roberto F. A. Teixeira, Xander K. D. Hillewaere, Stijn Billiet and Filip E. Du Prez

  3. Part Three: Supramolecular Systems

    1. Chapter 12

      Metal-Complex-Based Self-Healing Polymers (pages 301–314)

      Stefan Bode, Benedict Sandmann, Martin D. Hager and Ulrich S. Schubert

    2. Chapter 13

      Self-Healing Ionomers (pages 315–334)

      Nico Hohlbein, Max von Tapavicza, Anke Nellesen and Annette M. Schmidt

  4. Part Four: Analysis and Friction Detection in Self-Healing Polymers: Macroscopic, Microscopic and Nanoscopic Techniques

    1. Chapter 14

      Methods to Monitor and Quantify (Self-) Healing in Polymers and Polymer Systems (pages 335–359)

      Ranjita K. Bose, Ugo Lafont, Jesús M. Vega, Santiago J. Garcia and Sybrand van der Zwaag

    2. Chapter 15

      Self-Healing Epoxies and Their Composites (pages 361–380)

      Henghua Jin, Kevin R. Hart, Anthony M. Coppola, Ryan C. Gergely, Jeffrey S. Moore, Nancy R. Sottos and Scott R. White

    3. Chapter 16

      Self-Healing Coatings (pages 381–399)

      Dmitry G. Shchukin, Dimitriya Borisova and Helmuth Möhwald

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