Accession Number:

ADA555596

Title:

Polyfibroblast: A Self-Healing and Galvanic Protection Additive

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 30 Dec 2011-24 Jan 2012

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV ARLINGTON VA APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-02-27

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to develop a primer additive that mimics the self-healing ability of skin by forming a polymer scar across scratches. Designed to work with existing military grade primers, Polyfibroblast consists of microscopic, hollow zinc tubes filled with a moisture-cured polyurethane-urea MCPU. When scratched, the foaming action of a propellant ejects the resin from the broken tubes and completely fills the crack. No catalysts or curing agents are needed since the polymerization is driven by ambient humidity.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE