Self-Healing Polymer-Based Systems presents all aspects of self-healing polymeric materials, offering detailed information on fundamentals, preparation methods, technology, and applications, and drawing on the latest state-of-the-art research.
The book begins by introducing self-healing polymeric systems, with a thorough explanation of underlying concepts, challenges, mechanisms, kinetic and thermodynamics, and types of chemistry involved. The second part of the book studies the main categories of self-healing polymeric material, examining elastomer-based, thermoplastic-based, and thermoset-based materials in turn. This is followed by a series of chapters that examine the very latest advances, including nanoparticles, coatings, shape memory, self-healing biomaterials, ionomers, supramolecular polymers, photoinduced and thermally induced self-healing, healing efficiency, life cycle analysis, and characterization. Finally, novel applications are presented and explained.
This book serves as an essential resource for academic researchers, scientists, and graduate students in the areas of polymer properties, self-healing materials, polymer science, polymer chemistry, and materials science. In industry, this book contains highly valuable information for R&D professionals, designers, and engineers, who are looking to incorporate self-healing properties in their materials, products, or components.
- Provides comprehensive coverage of self-healing polymeric materials, covering principles, techniques, and applications
- Includes the very latest developments in the field, such as the role of nanofillers in healing, life cycle analysis of materials, and shape memory assisted healing
- Enables the reader to unlock the potential of self-healing polymeric materials for a range of advanced applications
1. Self-Healing Polymeric Systems: Fundamentals, State of Art, and Challenges 2. Mechanism of Self-Healing in Polymer Systems 3. Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Self-Healing in Polymeric Systems 4. Types of Chemistry Involved in Self-Healing Polymeric Systems 5. Self-Healing Polymeric Materials Based on Elastomeric Materials 6. Self-Healing Polymeric Materials Based on Thermoplastics 7. Self-Healing Polymeric Materials Based on Thermosets 8. Role of Nanoparticles in Self-Healing of Polymeric Systems 9. Self-Healing Polymeric Coatings: Anticorrosive and Fatigue Repair Effects 10. Shape Memory Assisted Self-Healing in Polymeric Systems 11. Self-Healing Biomaterials Based on Polymeric Systems 12. Ionomers as Self-Healing Materials 13. Supramolecular Polymers as Self-Healing Materials 14. Photoinduced and Thermally Induced Self-Healing in Polymer Systems 15. Theoretical Aspects and Modeling of Healing Efficiency in Polymeric Systems 16. Life Cycle Analysis of Healing in Polymeric Systems 17. Characterization of Self-Healing Materials 18. Applications of Self-Healing Polymeric Systems
Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a prolific researcher, with 420 international papers, 6122 total citations, 2 patents, 18 books and a total of over 625 publications to his name, and is listed as one of the most productive researchers in India by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Prof. Thomas is a recognized authority in the field of polymer-based materials, and established the state-of-the-art lab in polymer science and nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. He has been a visiting professor at many polymer research laboratories in Europe and Asia.
Dr. Anu Surendran is a CSIR-JRF Doctoral Fellow, at the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. She has extensive research and publications in the areas of polymer science incorporating nanomaterials, and epoxy based blends, nanocomposites, and applications. Dr. Surendran has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences.