Over the last few years, several testing methods have been introduced for the detection and quantification of autonomous and thermally stimulated healing in polymers. This review summarizes some of the most prominent state-of-the-art techniques for the characterization of polymer healing occurring at the microscopic and macroscopic levels during the repair of damage such as scratches, cracks, or ballistic perforations. In addition to phenomenological investigation of the selfhealing process, a range of physical characterization techniques have been explored for elucidation of the underlying healing mechanism at the molecular or polymer network level. The present state of visual methods, spectroscopic techniques, scattering techniques, and dynamic methods is described. A short outlook is provided, discussing the future challenges and expected new trends in the characterization of self-healing polymers.

Characterization of self-healing polymers: From macroscopic healing tests to the molecular mechanism

GRANDE, ANTONIO MATTIA;
2016

Abstract

Over the last few years, several testing methods have been introduced for the detection and quantification of autonomous and thermally stimulated healing in polymers. This review summarizes some of the most prominent state-of-the-art techniques for the characterization of polymer healing occurring at the microscopic and macroscopic levels during the repair of damage such as scratches, cracks, or ballistic perforations. In addition to phenomenological investigation of the selfhealing process, a range of physical characterization techniques have been explored for elucidation of the underlying healing mechanism at the molecular or polymer network level. The present state of visual methods, spectroscopic techniques, scattering techniques, and dynamic methods is described. A short outlook is provided, discussing the future challenges and expected new trends in the characterization of self-healing polymers.
Self-healing Materials
978-3-319-32776-1
978-3-319-32778-5
Ballistic impact; Dielectric spectroscopy; Fracture testing; Raman spectroscopy; Rheology; Scratch healing; Self-healing polymers; Tapered double-cantilever beam; Tensile testing; Chemical Engineering (all); Polymers and Plastics; Organic Chemistry
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