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Polymers 2017, 9(12), 674; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym9120674

Elastic Shape Memory Hybrids Programmable at Around Body-Temperature for Comfort Fitting

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School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610066, China
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Received: 27 October 2017 / Revised: 22 November 2017 / Accepted: 1 December 2017 / Published: 4 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Shape Memory Polymers)
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A series of silicone based elastic shape memory hybrids are fabricated. Their shape memory performance, mechanical behaviors at room temperature with/without programming and during fitting at 37 °C are investigated. It is found that these materials have good shape memory effect and are always highly elastic. At 37 °C, there are 10 min or more for fitting. Thus, it is concluded that this type of material has great potential as an elastic shape memory material for comfort fitting. View Full-Text
Keywords: shape memory hybrid; elasticity; comfort fitting; hardening time; shape memory effect shape memory hybrid; elasticity; comfort fitting; hardening time; shape memory effect
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Wang, T.X.; Renata, C.; Chen, H.M.; Huang, W.M. Elastic Shape Memory Hybrids Programmable at Around Body-Temperature for Comfort Fitting. Polymers 2017, 9, 674.

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