Special Issue "Self-Healing Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Smart materials have become an attractive topic in molecular science and engineering. These materials are able to respond to their environmental conditions or external stimuli.
Self-healing materials are one type of smart material, and have the ability to partially restore their properties/functionality after repeated damage.
Due to this outstanding ability, these materials are interesting candidates for many different application areas. For instance, in biomedicine they can be employed to release biological molecules in order to promote wound healing or to serve as drug/cell therapeutic vehicles. Moreover, self-healing materials are interesting construction materials, and may find application in asphalt and concrete. In addition, self-healing polymers can be utilized as coatings.
This Special Issue of Molecules will cover recent progress in the development of self-healing materials over different material classes. All researchers active in the area are encouraged to contribute articles on the design and fabrication of novel self-healing materials as well as their applications in, for example, sensing, coatings, construction, and drug release.
Prof. Shan-hui Hsu
Dr. Martin D. Hager
Manuscript Submission Information
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- self-healing materials
- self-healing asphalt
- self-healing ceramics
- self-healing concrete
- self-healing metals
- self-healing polymers and composites
- smart materials
- self-repair/healable materials
- reversible crosslinks
- application areas: biomedicine, construction materials, coatings, composites