Self-Healing Polymer-Based Systems

Self-Healing Polymer-Based Systems

1st Edition - July 11, 2020

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Anu Surendran
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128184509
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128184516

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 11, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128184509
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128184516

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience 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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  • Nazrul K. Sun Jul 19 2020


    It is one of the pioneer's books on self-healing smart material. Hope all the readers will be benefited who are working in this field or want to work in this field....