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Title: Recent advances in shape-memory polymers : structure, mechanism, functionality, modeling and applications
Authors: Hu, J 
Zhu, Y
Huang, H
Lu, J
Keywords: Modeling
Shape-memory polymer
Smart materials
Stimuli-sensitive
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Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Progress in polymer science, 2012, v. 37, no. 12, p. 1720-1763 How to cite?
Journal: Progress in polymer science 
Abstract: Research on shape-memory polymers (SMPs) has been actively conducted for more than three decades. Recently, interest in this area has intensified. Even though there have been a number of related review papers published in the past 3 years, a generalized view on the important aspects of SMPs that would give a holistic picture of this promising area of research is still lacking. This paper will provide a comprehensive review that integrates the achievements in studying SMPs and their derivatives, such as composites and compound structures, as well as their current applications. Concepts, principles/modelings, structures and related synthesis methods, applications and future trends will be examined.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15754
ISSN: 0079-6700
EISSN: 1873-1619
DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2012.06.001
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