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A method to defeat damage propagation autonomously in self-healing materials

By / December 10, 2010

a) Digital image correlation showing the recovery strain due to the shape memory effect around the crack location.b) Schematic of complete flow for the combination of active toughening with active healing. Credit Garcia, Lin and Sodano; AIP. Researchers out of the Multiscale Adaptive Sensors and Structures Lab at Arizona State University have developed an interesting…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / November 2, 2010

At the end of each week, I end up with a list of a bunch of stories I started to write about, or started to investigate or didn’t even get that far even though the topic looked intriguing, but, I had a meeting to go to … Anyway, it’s Friday, and rather than have these…

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Rhode Island grad student makes progress in new self-healing concrete approach

By / June 11, 2010

While working on her master’s degree, University of Rhode Island grad student Michelle Pelletier says she has come up with an effective and inexpensive method of creating self-healing concrete using embedded microencapsules of sodium silicate. I’ve written about self-healing concrete in the past, particularly the ground-breaking work of Victor Li at the University of Michigan.…

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Video of the week II – Self-healing concrete

By / April 30, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/healing_concrete.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/healing_concrete.jpg}]   Following on the heels of our first  Video of the week, this is look at Victor Li’s latest innovation: self-healing concrete. Cement and Concrete Research is soon to publish a paper by Li, who is a professor in material science and engineering at the University of Michigan, that describes a…

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