Episode 14: Self-Healing Rubber
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What if materials could heal like we do? In this episode, we dive in to the science behind self-healing polymer materials, explore different approaches to polymers design, and peer into what the future may hold. Whether you are interested in soft-robotics, re-useable textiles, or just curious how a material could repair itself - this is the episode for you!

Articles Discussed:

  • 2008 Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles [LINK]
  • 2012 Chen and coworkers UC Irvine [LINK]
  • 2013 Rahman and coworkers University of Brescia and Polytechnic of Milan [LINK]
  • 2015 Das and coworkers Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, & § Technische Universität Dresden [LINK]
  • 2016 Xu and coworkers Guangxi University and South China University of Technology [LINK]
  • 2017 Weitz group Harvard University [LINK]

This episode is sponsored by Matmatch. Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project!

Thanks to Colobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

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Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator, co-host, production), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator, cohost, production), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing).

Keywords: polymers self-healing rubber

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