Self-Healing Asphalt Review: From Idea to Practice

Shi Xu, Alvaro García, Junfeng Su, Quantao Liu, Amir Tabaković, Erik Schlangen

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In recent decades, researchers have revealed the great healing potential of asphalt and proposed various novel methods to inspire and improve the self-healing capacity of asphalt aimed to prolong the service life of asphalt pavement. In this review, up to date research progresses in induction healing and embedded rejuvenator encapsulation are presented, respectively. Meanwhile, the trial section applications of induction healing and capsule healing are highlighted, which show promising results. Finally, some recommendations for the future development of self-healing asphalt are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1800536
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • asphalt
  • capsules
  • induction healing
  • self-healing

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