Special Issue "Shape Memory Polymers III"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Weimin Huang
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore City, Singapore
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Interests: shape memory materials and technologies; actuator design, MEMS and thin films; self-healing, degradable materials and applications; assembly, disassembly and packaging; laser microfabrication and local annealing
The shape memory phenomenon refers to the ability of a material to recover its permanent shape, but only in the presence of the right stimulus, such as heat, chemicals, or light. This kind of shape memory effect (SME) has been reported in numerous polymeric materials (including many engineering polymers and newly developed ones). The polymers with the SME are termed shape memory polymers (SMPs). As a SMP is able not only to maintain the temporary shape, but also to respond to the right stimulus when it is applied, via shape-shifting, a seamless integration of the sensing and actuation functions is achieved within one single piece of material.
We have seen a number of applications of SMPs, from heat shrink tube and anti-counterfeit label to comfort fitting and 4D printing. However, we believe that these applications are merely the starting point, as the SMPs are potentially able to reshape product design, fabrication, and recycling in many ways. The purpose of this Special Issue is to report the most recent progress within this rapidly developed exciting field and to address all kinds of concerns regarding materials design, synthesis, characterization, modelling/simulation, and application. Both review and original papers are invited for this Special Issue.
Dr. Wei Min Huang
Dr. Rui Xiao
Dr. Qi Ge
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- Shape memory polymer
- Shape memory effect
- 4D printing