Stress-Induced Stabilization of Crystals in Shape Memory Natural Rubber (pages 180–184)
Benjamin Heuwers, Dominik Quitmann, Robin Hoeher, Frauke M. Reinders, Sebastian Tiemeyer, Christian Sternemann, Metin Tolan, Frank Katzenberg and Joerg C. Tiller
Version of Record online: 5 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200594
The trigger temperature of shape memory natural rubber (SMNR) can be manipulated by the application of stress parallel to the prior programming direction. The variation of parallel stress allows increasing of the trigger temperature from 26 up to 43 °C. This effect is called stress-induced stabilization (SIS).