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R. Ukielski, P. P. Sobecki

Smart polymers with thermally induced shape-memory effect

Polimery 2008, No 11/12, 793


Summary

The article is a review (84 references) concerning macromolecular smart materials especially polymers showing thermally induced shape-memory effect, i.e. being able to change the shape in response to temperature change as external stimulus (Fig. 1). The method of designing of polymers with shape-memory has been described as well as polymer morphology (Fig. 3). Modern applications of smart polymer systems are also presented.


Key words: smart polymers, shape-memory, temperature, thermoplastic elastomers


e-mail: pawel.sobecki@ps.pl


R. Ukielski, P. P. Sobecki

Smart polymers with thermally induced shape-memory effect