Self-Healing Materials

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Hager MD, Greil P, Leyens C, Van Der Zwaag S, Schubert US
Journal: Advanced Materials
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 22
Journal issue: 47
Pages range: 5424-5430
ISSN: 0935-9648
eISSN: 1521-4095


Self-healing materials are able to partially or completely heal damage inflicted on them, e.g., crack formation; it is anticipated that the original functionality can be restored. This article covers the design and generic principles of self-healing materials through a wide range of different material classes including metals, ceramics, concrete, and polymers. Recent key developments and future challenges in the field of self-healing materials are summarised, and generic, fundamental material-independent principles and mechanism are discussed and evaluated.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Greil, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Glas und Keramik)

Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

External institutions with authors

Delft University of Technology
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Technische Universität Dresden

Research Fields

E Lightweight Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

How to cite

Hager, M.D., Greil, P., Leyens, C., Van Der Zwaag, S., & Schubert, U.S. (2010). Self-Healing Materials. Advanced Materials, 22(47), 5424-5430.

Hager, Martin D., et al. "Self-Healing Materials." Advanced Materials 22.47 (2010): 5424-5430.


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