Self-healing materials are a type of smart material that have the ability to repair themselves when damaged. These materials are created using nanotechnology and have a wide range of applications, including in the automotive and aerospace industries. Self-healing materials are able to repair themselves because of their internal structure, which is made up of small particles that can reform and bond together when damaged. This type of material has the potential to revolutionize the way products are made, as it would greatly reduce the need for repairs and replacements.
Some of the emerging trends in self-healing materials include the use of supramolecular assemblies, the use of nanomaterials, and the use of smart polymers.