Thermally driven self-healing using copper nanofiber heater
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
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Nano-textured transparent heaters made of copper nanofibers (CuNFs) are used to facilitate accelerated self-healing of bromobutyl rubber (BIIR). The heater and BIIR layer are separately deposited on each side of a transparent flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate. A pre-notched crack on the BIIR layer was bridged due to heating facilitated by CuNFs. In the corrosion test, a cracked BIIR layer covered a steel substrate. An accelerated self-healing of the crack due to the transparent copper nanofiber heater facilitated an anti-corrosion protective effect of the BIIR layer. © 2017 Author(s).
Anti-corrosionBromobutyl rubbersCorrosion testsPolyethylene terephthalates (PET)Protective effectsSelf-healingSteel substrateThermally drive