Press Release Summary = Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are smart materials that, as a result of an external stimulus such as temperature, can change from a temporary deformed shape back to an original shape.
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Shape memory polymers and textiles Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are smart materials that, as a result of an external stimulus such as temperature, can change from a temporary deformed shape back to an original shape. SMPs are finding an increasing use in such areas as clothing where they respond dynamically to changes in heat and moisture levels, ensuring greater comfort for the wearer. Shape memory polymers and textiles provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of these important new materials and their applications.
After an introductory chapter on the concept and definition of shape memory materials, the book reviews methods for synthesising, characterising and modelling SMPs. It goes on to consider the properties of particular materials such as shape memory polyurethane and environmentally-sensitive polymer gels. The book concludes by assessing potential applications such as wrinkle-free fabrics and smart fabrics providing improved protection and comfort for the wearer.
Shape memory polymers and textiles will be a valuable guide to R&D staff in such areas as textile apparel in developing a new generation of smart textiles and other products. Table of Contents
Concepts associated with shape memory materials. Principle of temperature dependent shape memory polymers. Applications of shape memory polymers. Prospect of shape memory polymer. References.
Preparation of shape memory polymers Structures of shape memory polymers. Synthesis of shape memory polymers. Preparation of shape memory polymers for medical uses. References.
Characterization technique for shape memory polymer Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Wide angle x-ray diffraction (WAXD). Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMA). Fourier transform infrared (FTIR). Raman spectroscopy. Gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Polarizing microscopy (POM). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Positron annihilation lifetime spectra (PALS). Vapor transport property. References.
Structure and properties of shape memory polyurethane ionomer Morphology of crystalline soft segment in shape memory polyurethane ionomer. Thermal properties of shape memory polymers ionomer. Isothermal crystallization kinetics of soft segment in shape memory polyurethane Ionomer. Analysis of crystallization activation energy of soft segment crystallization in shape memory polyurethane ionomer. Effect of ionic groups on equilibrium melting temperature. Dynamic mechanical property of shape memory polyurethane ionomer. Infrared absorption analysis. Shape memory effect of shape memory polyurethane ionomer. References.
Water vapor permeability of shape memory polyurethane Factors affecting water vapor permeability of SMPU. Factors affecting equilibrium sorption and dynamic sorption of SMPU. Dependence of WVP through SMPU membrances on temperature. Dependence of free volume of SMPU on temperature. References.
Characterization of shape memory properties in polymers Parameters for characterization. Measurements of parameters. Effect of thermo-mechanical cyclic condition. Effect of sample preparation. References.
Structure modeling of shape memory polymers Structural skeleton of SMPs. Structural categorization of SMPs. SMPs and traditional polymers. Considerations for molecular design of SMPs. Relationship between structure and property of SMPUs. Modeling of SMPs. References.
Environmental sensitive polymer gel and its application in textiles field Environment sensitive polymer gel. Application of environment sensitive polymer gel to textiles. References.
Evaluation of shape memory fabrics Shape memory and wrinkle free fabrics. Evaluation methods for shape memory fabrics. Subjective method for characterizing shape memory fabrics. Objective method for characterizing shape memory fabrics. Effect of temperature on shape memory effect. References.
Shape memory textiles Shape memory fibres. Role of smart materials in textiles. Shape memory material used in smart fabrics. Shape memory garments - active structure for fashion apparel. References.
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