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|Title:||Rubber-like shape memory polymeric materials with repeatable thermal-assisted healing function|
|Citation:||Wang, C.C., Huang, W.M., Ding, Z., Zhao, Y., Purnawali, H., Zheng, L.X., Fan, H., He, C.B. (2012-11). Rubber-like shape memory polymeric materials with repeatable thermal-assisted healing function. Smart Materials and Structures 21 (11) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||A thermo-responsive shape memory polymeric material is reported, which is not only rubber-like from above to below its shape recovery temperature, but also has a repeatable thermal-assisted healing function. The mechanisms behind both features are identified. It is found that while micron-sized inclusions play a part in the shape memory effect (SME), tangled polymer chains contribute to the rubber-like phenomenon and repeatable thermal-assisted healing function atop the SME. This tangling effect enables a perfect combination of high elasticity, SME and repeatable thermal-assisted healing to be simultaneously achieved. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.|
|Source Title:||Smart Materials and Structures|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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