Temperature-memory polymer networks with crystallizable controlling units

Karl Kratz, Samy A. Madbouly, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Andreas Lendlein

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Abstract

The switching temperature, T sw, which must be exceeded to initialize a shape-memory effect (SME), and T ,max, a temperature related to the recovery stress maximum under constant strain-activation conditions, are adjusted systematically over a wide temperature range for temperature-memory polymers. The polymers are based on crosslinked poly[ethylene-ran-(vinyl acetate)] with crystallizable controlling units and exhibit a broad melting temperature range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4058-4062
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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