Remote Controlled Multishape Polymer Nanocomposites with Selective Radiofrequency Actuations

Authors

  • Zhengwang He,

    1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 163A F. Paul Anderson Tower, Lexington, KY 40506–0046, USA
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  • Nitin Satarkar,

    1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 163A F. Paul Anderson Tower, Lexington, KY 40506–0046, USA
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  • Tao Xie,

    Corresponding author
    1. Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors Global Research and Development, 30500 Mound Road, Warren, MI, 48090–9055, USA
    • Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors Global Research and Development, 30500 Mound Road, Warren, MI, 48090–9055, USA.
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  • Yang-Tse Cheng,

    1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 163A F. Paul Anderson Tower, Lexington, KY 40506–0046, USA
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  • J. Zach Hilt

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 163A F. Paul Anderson Tower, Lexington, KY 40506–0046, USA
    • Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 163A F. Paul Anderson Tower, Lexington, KY 40506–0046, USA
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Abstract

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A multicomposite shape memory polymer (SMP) with remote and selective triggering of the recovery of multiple temporary shapes in radiofrequency fields is demonstrated. Each deformed region can be independently actuated at a specific frequency based on the filler type in the region. In addition, the nanocomposite SMP exhibits multiple temporary shapes and multiple possible shape recovery routes.

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