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Healable polymeric materials: a tutorial review

By Stefano Burattini, Barnaby William Greenland, David Chappell, Howard Matthew Colquhoun and Wayne Hayes

Abstract

Given the extensive use of polymers in the modern age with applications ranging from aerospace components to microcircuitry, the ability to regain the mechanical and physical characteristics of complex pristine materials after damage is an attractive proposition. This tutorial review focusses upon the key chemical concepts that have been successfully utilised in the design of healable polymeric materials

Publisher: RSC Publishing
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:centaur.reading.ac.uk:16424

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