Self-healing structural materials

Seongpil An, Sam S. Yoon, Min Wook Lee

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Self-healing materials have been developed since the 1990s and are currently used in var-ious applications. Their performance in extreme environments and their mechanical properties have become a topic of research interest. Herein, we discuss cutting-edge self-healing technologies for hard materials and their expected healing processes. The progress that has been made, including advances in and applications of novel self-healing fiber-reinforced plastic composites, concrete, and metal materials is summarized. This perspective focuses on research at the frontier of self-healing structural materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2297
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul 2

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Korea Institute of Science and the Technology (KIST) Institutional Program.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


  • Mechanical properties
  • Self-healing
  • Self-repair
  • Structural composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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