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Self-Healing Polymer-Based Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128184509, 9780128184516

Self-Healing Polymer-Based Systems

1st Edition

Editors: Sabu Thomas Anu Surendran
Paperback ISBN: 9780128184509
eBook ISBN: 9780128184516
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 14th July 2020
Page Count: 544
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Academic: Researchers, scientists, and advanced students in polymer properties, self-healing materials, polymer science, polymer chemistry, and materials science. Industry: Scientists, R&D professionals, designers, and engineers working on polymer/plastic materials, products, or components

Table of Contents

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


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Dr. Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, as well as the Director of Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 in Polymer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, and a member of the American Chemical Society. He has been ranked no.5 in India with regard to the number of publications (most productive scientists). Prof. Thomas’s research group is specialized various areas of polymer research, including polymer blends, fibre filled polymer composites, particulate-filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomer crosslinking, and dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering. His research group has extensive exchange programs with different industries, research and academic institutions all over the world and is performing collaborative research in various fields. Prof. Thomas has over 1,000 publications and 130 books to his name.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Sciences and Director, Centre for Neuroscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Anu Surendran

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

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