Advances in Shape Memory Polymers book cover

Advances in Shape Memory Polymers

Shape memory materials are immensely useful because of their capability to recover their original shapes upon exposure to an external stimulus such as heat, moisture, light or a magnetic field. This book reviews key recent research in shape memory polymers, their properties and applications. Topics include the relationship between morphological structures and shape memory properties; high performance Tg and Tm type shape memory polymers; structures of shape memory polymers with supramolecular switches; and the thermally-active and moisture-active shape memory effect of supermolecular shape memory polymers.

Advances in shape memory polymers is an essential reference for polymer and textile material students, scientists, designers, engineers and manufacturers. It is also an invaluable guide for professionals in the biomedical, electronics and engineering industries.

Hardbound, 368 Pages

Published: April 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-852-8

Contents

  • Introduction to shape memory polymers; Tm type shape memory polymers; Tg type shape memory polymers; High performance type shape memory polymers prepared by modified two-step polymerization; Supramolecular shape memory polymers; Supramolecular shape memory polymers containing pyridine; Thermally-induced properties of supramolecular shape memory polymers containing pyridine; Moisture-induced properties of supramolecular shape memory polymers containing pyridine; Shape memory polymers with novel functions: Electro-active, magnetically-active, light-adaptive and phase change materials; Shape memory finishing treatments for smart textiles; Manufacture of Tg and Tm shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) polymers; Future developments in shape memory polymers.

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