Self Healing Materials

An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science

  • Sybrand van der Zwaag

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. H. M. Andersson, Michael W. Keller, Jeffrey S. Moore, Nancy R. Sottos, Scott White
    Pages 19-44
  3. Sheba D. Bergman, Fred Wudl
    Pages 45-68
  4. Frank R. Jones, Wenting Zhang, Simon A. Hayes
    Pages 69-93
  5. Russell Varley
    Pages 95-114
  6. Ian P. Bond, Richard S. Trask, Hugo R. Williams, Gareth J. Williams
    Pages 115-138
  7. Rolf A. T. M. van Benthem, Weihua (Marshall) Ming, Gijsbertus (Bert) de With
    Pages 139-159
  8. Victor C. Li, En-Hua Yang
    Pages 161-193
  9. Henk M. Jonkers
    Pages 195-204
  10. Roger Lumley
    Pages 219-254
  11. Hua Wang, Peizheng Huang, Zhonghua Li
    Pages 255-277
  12. Fred Vermolen, Miranda W. G. van Rossum, Etelvina Javierre Perez, John Adam
    Pages 337-363
  13. Joris J. C. Remmers, René de Borst
    Pages 365-380
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 381-385

About this book


This book, the first in this new field of materials science, aims to present a coherent picture of the design principles and resulting properties of self healing materials over all material classes, and to offset them to the current design principles for structural materials with improved mechanical properties. Where appropriate a comparison to natural materials is made. As such it will be a landmark and a reference work in the coming years.
The book consists of a number of invited contributions from leading experts in the field. While each chapter describes a separate approach or a different aspect of self healing materials, the common structure of each chapter creates a coherent and consistent picture of this emerging and challenging field. Hence the book is not only a valuable asset for professional materials scientists but it is also suitable as a text book for courses at MSc level.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sybrand van der Zwaag
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University DelftThe Netherlands

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