High-Strain Shape-Memory Polymers (pages 162–171)
Walter Voit, Taylor Ware, Raghunath R. Dasari, Paul Smith, Lauren Danz, Dustin Simon, Stephen Barlow, Seth R. Marder and Ken Gall
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200901409
Fully recoverable strains up to more than 800% are demonstrated by shape-memory polymers. In addition, a new hybrid molecule, a crosslinker and photoinitiator (nicknamed Xini) was developed to synthesize novel polymers with memory behavior. The large strain capacity of a specific thermoset composition of poly(methyl acrylate-co-isobornyl acrylate-co-bisphenol A ethoxylate dimethacrylate) is shown.