Self-healing polymers: Synthesis methods and applications

Reddy, Kakarla Raghava and El-Zein, Abbas and Airey, David W. and Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando and Schubel, Peter and Manalo, Allan (2020) Self-healing polymers: Synthesis methods and applications. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 23:100500. pp. 1-21. ISSN 2352-507X

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Clays have numerous applications in a variety of applications including engineering, medical and civil areas. The wide applicability of clays is attributed to their useful physico-mechanical as well as biomedical applications, since they are readily available, nontoxic to human body and environment, low cost and having kneading, swelling, adsorption of properties for metal ions. Industrial sectors in different fields are greatly dependent on the usage of different clays, but the cracks or defects or damaged areas present in clays restrict their practical applications. In order to overcome these problems, various polymeric materials have been developed through different strategies to heal the cracks or repair the damaged areas of clays, and improve their properties and potential usage in various applications. This review will address several aspects such as preparation, structure–property relationships, properties of different types of clays and self-healing polymers, healing process of cracks in clays using polymers, crack healing mechanism, test methods of healing efficiency, properties (e.g. structure, hydraulic conductivity, swelling nature, mechanical and rheology) of clays before and after healing of cracks, and their applications.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 05:17
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clays; Crack healing; Self-healing polymers; RAFT; ATRP; Click chemistry
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400510 Structural engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
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