Special Issue "Shape-Memory Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
Interests: shape memory materials and technology; sensors and actuators; 4D printing
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Interests: polymer physics and mechanics; nonlinear solid mechanics; computational mechanics; soft active materials; shape memory polymers; light activated polymers; polymers with dynamic covalent bonds (vitrimer); 3D/4D printing; design of functional structures using active polymers and 3D printing
In the past decades, the shape-memory effect (SME) has inspired unlimited imagination to achieve what conventional design/fabrication approaches may have difficulties in fulfilling. Recent developments in shape-memory polymers (SMPs) have not only unveiled a range of new shape-memory phenomena, but also resulted in a number of technologies to design polymeric materials with tailored performance for activation and/or sensing. The emerging of 4D printing is a timely example in which various SMEs may be utilized to serve as the underlying mechanism driving shape switching in a pre-programmed manner. Recently invented polymers with the reversible SME are expected to realize the hope of “the material being an integrated sensing/actuation system” and thus to have a profound impact.
This special issue aims to report the progress of recent cutting edge research in this rapidly expanding field. Manuscripts (including critical review) about fundamentals and novel applications in both actuators and sensors are welcome.
Dr. Wei Min Huang
Dr. H. Jerry Qi
Prof. Dr. Haibao Lu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Shape-memory effect
- Polymeric materials
- Shape-memory polymers
- 4D printing