Healing Agents Used for Mechanical Recovery in Nanotextured Systems

  • Alexander L. YarinEmail author
  • Min Wook Lee
  • Seongpil An
  • Sam S. Yoon
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 105)


Several main healing agents currently used in self-healing nanotextured materials are discussed in this section. These include dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and Grubbs’ catalyst (Sect. 2.1) and dimethyl siloxane (DMS, a resin monomer) and dimethyl-methyl hydrogen-siloxane (curing agent) polymerized as poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS, Sect. 2.2). Several other elastomers used for self-healing are discussed in Sect. 2.3. Self-healing agents can also comprise epoxy-hardener systems (Sect. 2.4), and gels (Sect. 2.5).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander L. Yarin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Min Wook Lee
    • 2
  • Seongpil An
    • 3
  • Sam S. Yoon
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Composite MaterialsKorea Institute of Science and TechnologyJeollabuk-doKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.School of Mechanical EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

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