Advanced Materials for Use in Soft Self-Healing Devices

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  • Tan-Phat Huynh, Israel Institute of Technology
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  • Prashant Sonar, Queensland University of Technology QUT
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  • Hossam Haick, Israel Institute of Technology

Devices integrated with self-healing ability can benefit from long-term use as well as enhanced reliability, maintenance and durability. This progress report reviews the developments in the field of self-healing polymers/composites and wearable devices thereof. One part of the progress report presents and discusses several aspects of the self-healing materials chemistry (from non-covalent to reversible covalent-based mechanisms), as well as the required main approaches used for functionalizing the composites to enhance their electrical conductivity, magnetic, dielectric, electroactive and/or photoactive properties. The second and complementary part of the progress report links the self-healing materials with partially or fully self-healing device technologies, including wearable sensors, supercapacitors, solar cells and fabrics. Some of the strong and weak points in the development of each self-healing device are clearly highlighted and criticized, respectively. Several ideas regarding further improvement of soft self-healing devices are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1604973
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume29
Issue19
Number of pages14
ISSN0935-9648
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Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2017

    Research areas

  • polymers, self-healing, sensors, solar cells, transistors, wearable devices, FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS, PEROVSKITE SOLAR-CELLS, SILICON NANOWIRES, FLEXIBLE SENSORS, ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS, POLYMER COMPOSITES, SENSING PLATFORM, ELECTRONIC SKIN, ION-TRANSPORT, SMART

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