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Fillers, Microspheres, and Microcapsules

  1. Veronica Ambrogi1,
  2. Marianna Pannico2,
  3. Cosimo Carfagna1,2

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc090

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Ambrogi, V., Pannico, M. and Carfagna, C. 2012. Fillers, Microspheres, and Microcapsules. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–9.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Naples, Naples, Italy

  2. 2

    National Council of Research of Italy, Pozzuoli, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


This article provides information on the typology, the preparation methods, and the potential applications of microspheres and microcapsules in the field of composites. A wide range of reported protocols for fabrication of these microstructured materials have been presented. The effect of these fillers on the properties of composites has also been discussed.


  • microparticles;
  • hollow microspheres;
  • solid microspheres;
  • microcapsules;
  • self-healing composites;
  • phase change materials