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Polymers are used in many everyday technologies and their degradation due 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. Written by leading experts, the book covers the different techniques for both autonomous healable materials and rehealable or remendable materials developed successfully to date, providing polymer scientists with a compact and readily accessible source of reference for healable polymer systems.

Ying Yang and Marek W. Urban
Print publication date: 22-Mar-2013
Copyright Year:2013
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-626-8
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-747-0
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