Healable Polymer Systems
Editors: Wayne Hayes and Barnaby W Greenland
Polymers are used in many everyday technologies and their degradationdue to environmental exposure has lead to great interest in materials which can heal and repair themselves. In order to design new self healing polymers it's important to understand the fundamental healing mechanisms behind the material. Healable Polymer Systems will outline the key concepts and mechanisms underpinning the design and processing of healable polymers, and indicate potential directions for progress in the future development and applications of these fascinating and potentially valuable materials.
The book covers the different techniques developed successfully to date for both autonomous healable materials (those which do not require an external stimulus to promote healing) and rehealable or remendable materials (those which only recover their original physical properties if a specific stimulus is applied). These include the encapsulated-monomer approach, reversible covalent bond formation, irreversible covalent bond formation and supramolecular self-assembly providing detailed insights into their chemistry.
Written by leading experts, the book provides polymer scientists with a compact and readily accessible source of reference for healable polymer systems.
- Healable Polymers - General Principles
- Encapsulated-monomer approaches to Healable Polymers and their Composites
- Reversible covalent bond formation as a strategy for Healable Polymers
- Irreversible Covalent Bond Formation
- Supramolecular Healable Polymers
Series: RSC Polymer Chemistry Series
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 22/03/2013
Target audience: Professional and Scholarly
Size: 234mm x 156mm
Illustrations: Black & White
BIC: PNNP, TGM, PN
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