Self Healing Materials An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science

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...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: van der Zwaag, Sybrand (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2007, 2007
Edition:1st ed. 2007
Series:Springer Series in Materials Science
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XII, 388 p. 221 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9781402062506