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Development of self-healing coatings for corrosion protection on metallic structures

Stankiewicz, Alicja; Barker, Michael B


Alicja Stankiewicz

Michael B Barker


Inspired by biological systems, artificial self-healing materials are designed for repairing local damage caused by external factors. The rapidly expanding field of self-healing systems contains, among others, materials with well-defined surface properties. Undoubtedly, enhancing surface functionalisation, by applying smart coatings, enjoys an extensive interest. The self-healing ability is particularly essential property for corrosion protection strategies, especially when the use of one of the most effective corrosion systems, based on chromium(VI) compounds, is now banned by the current registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals legislation. Self-healing protective coatings are produced using macromolecular compounds, ceramics, metals and composites. Considering the wide range of available materials, the number of potential combinations seems to be unlimited. The self-healing action of such coatings is activated by appropriate stimuli: temperature changes, radiation, pH changes, pressure changes and mechanical action. In this paper, the research and practical implications of the various approaches to achieving self-healing functionality of protective coatings, as well as potential developments in this area, are explored.


Stankiewicz, A., & Barker, M. B. (2016). Development of self-healing coatings for corrosion protection on metallic structures. Smart Materials and Structures, 25(8), 084013.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 27, 2016
Online Publication Date Jul 14, 2016
Publication Date Aug 1, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 31, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 15, 2017
Journal Smart Materials and Structures
Print ISSN 0964-1726
Electronic ISSN 1361-665X
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 8
Pages 084013
Keywords Signal Processing; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; General Materials Science; Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics; Mechanics of Materials; Civil and Structural Engineering; Condensed Matter Physics
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