A self-strengthening material is provided, the material comprising a polymer matrix having a plurality of chemical amplifiers dispersed throughout the polymer matrix and a plurality of triggerable reservoirs, the triggerable reservoirs capable of releasing at least one activator of the plurality of chemical amplifiers, wherein the plurality of chemical amplifiers reacts with the at least one activator to produce additional activators capable of changing the mechanical properties of the polymer matrix, and thus strengthening the material.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number10377879
StatePublished - Aug 13 2019


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