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Saini, Vimal (author), von Tapavicza, Max (author), Eloo, Christina (author), Braesch, Katrin (author), Wack, Holger (author), Nellesen, Anke (author), Schmidt, Annette M. (author), Garcia, Santiago J. (author)
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are well known for their ability to absorb and hold high water amounts accompanied by a high volume expansion. In this work we show the benefits of this underlying property of SAPs to induce underwater crack closure with subsequent barrier restoration in damaged protective coatings. For the proof of concept,...
journal article 2018