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Tim S. Coope, Ulrich F. J. Mayer, Duncan F. Wass, Richard S. Trask and Ian P. Bond Self-Healing of an Epoxy Resin Using Scandium(III) Triflate as a Catalytic Curing Agent Advanced Functional Materials 21

Version of Record online: 13 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201101660

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A novel Lewis acid-catalysed self-healing system is investigated for implementation in epoxy-based fibre reinforced polymer composite materials. Healing is initiated when microcapsules are ruptured at the onset of crack propagation. Results show that a material recovery value of greater than 80% fracture strength is achieved when using a TDCB geometry.

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