Advances in Shape Memory Polymers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857098543
  • ISBN-13: 9780857098542
  • DDC: 547.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles.
1: Introduction to Shape Memory Polymers.
2: Tm-Type Shape Memory Polymers.
3: Tg-Type Shape Memory Polymers.
4: High Performance Type Shape Memory Polymers Prepared by Modified Two-Step Polymerization.
5: Supramolecular Shape Memory Polymers.
6: Supramolecular Shape Memory Polymers Containing Pyridine.
7: Thermally-Induced Properties of Supramolecular Shape Memory Polymers Containing Pyridine.
8: Moisture-Induced Properties of Supramolecular Shape Memory Polymers Containing Pyridine.
9: Shape Memory Polymers with Novel Functions: Electro-Active, Magnetically-Active, Light-Adaptive and Phase Change Materials.
10: Shape Memory Finishing Treatments for Smart Textiles.
11: Manufacture of Tg and Tm Shape Memory Polyurethane (SMPU) Polymer Fibers.
12: Future Developments in Shape Memory Polymers.