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Polymers 2018, 10(2), 114; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10020114

Recent Achievements of Self-Healing Graphene/Polymer Composites

School of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences), Jinan 250353, China
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Received: 21 December 2017 / Revised: 21 January 2018 / Accepted: 22 January 2018 / Published: 25 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphene-Polymer Composites)
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Abstract

Self-healing materials have attracted much attention because that they possess the ability to increase the lifetime of materials and reduce the total cost of systems during the process of long-term use; incorporation of functional material enlarges their applications. Graphene, as a promising additive, has received great attention due to its large specific surface area, ultrahigh conductivity, strong antioxidant characteristics, thermal stability, high thermal conductivity, and good mechanical properties. In this brief review, graphene-containing polymer composites with self-healing properties are summarized including their preparations, self-healing conditions, properties, and applications. In addition, future perspectives of graphene/polymer composites are briefly discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-healing; graphene; polymer; composite self-healing; graphene; polymer; composite
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Du, Y.; Li, D.; Liu, L.; Gai, G. Recent Achievements of Self-Healing Graphene/Polymer Composites. Polymers 2018, 10, 114.

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