Self-healing in Materials: An Overview

Samiha Hossain, Nuggehalli M. Ravindra

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Conventional materials often fail in various ways even from relatively low-impact cyclic forces. In order to combat this phenomenon, smart materials have been developed. They exhibit adaptive capabilities to external stimuli, such as physical, mechanical or chemical changes in their environment. This makes them a topic of immense interest as they have many applications of importance in the scientific field. In order to make advancements of significance in this arena, a better understanding of the fundamentals is required. This overview attempts to summarize the self-healing mechanisms in a wide variety of materials including natural composites, polymers, metals and ceramics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2019 148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783030058609
StatePublished - 2019
Event148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2019 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2019Mar 14 2019

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696


Conference148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Autonomous self-healing
  • Induced self-healing
  • Polymeric materials
  • Self-healing


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